Julie Christie

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Born Apr 14, 1941

Julie Frances Christie is a British actress. A pop icon of the "swinging London" era of the 1960s, she has won the Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Christie's first big-screen roles were in Crooks Anonymous and The Fast Lady (both 1962), and her breakthrough was in 1963's Billy Liar. In 1965, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Diana Scott in Darling.… Read More

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1940 Birth Christie was born on 14 April 1940 at Singlijan Tea Estate, Chabua, Assam, British India, the elder child of Rosemary (née Ramsden), a painter, and Francis "Frank" St. John Christie. … Read More


1957 17 Years Old Christie made her professional stage debut in 1957, and her first screen roles were on British television.


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Life magazine hailed 1965 as "The Year of Julie Christie" when the young actress became known internationally for her role as an amoral model in Darling, directed by Schlesinger. … Read More
1966 26 Years Old In 1966, Christie played a dual role in François Truffaut's adaptation of the Ray Bradbury novel Fahrenheit 451, where she starred opposite Oskar Werner. … Read More
In 1967, Time magazine said of her: "What Julie Christie wears has more real impact on fashion than all the clothes of the ten best-dressed women combined."


1971 31 Years Old In 1971, Christie co-starred with Alan Bates in Joseph Losey's romantic drama The Go-Between, which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
1979 39 Years Old In 1979, she was a member of the jury at the 29th Berlin International Film Festival. … Read More


1988 48 Years Old In 1988, she starred in the television film Dadah Is Death, based on the Barlow and Chambers execution, as Barlow's mother Barbara, who desperately fought to save her son from being hanged for drug trafficking in Malaysia.


1996 56 Years Old In 1996, after a somewhat lengthy absence from the screen, Christie co-starred in the fantasy adventure film DragonHeart, and appeared as Gertrude in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet.
1997 57 Years Old 1 More Event
Her next critically acclaimed role was the unhappy wife in Alan Rudolph's 1997 domestic comedy-drama Afterglow, which gained her a third Oscar nomination.


2004 64 Years Old In 2004, Christie made a brief cameo appearance in the third Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, playing Madam Rosmerta. … Read More
2006 66 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2006 she was a member of the jury at the 28th Moscow International Film Festival.
2007 67 Years Old 1 More Event
Christie's performance generated Oscar buzz, leading the distributor, Lions Gate Entertainment, to buy the film at the festival to release the film in 2007 to build momentum during the awards season.
On 22 January 2008, Christie received her fourth Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role at the 80th Academy Awards. … Read More
2011 71 Years Old In 2011, Christie played a "sexy, bohemian" version of the grandmother role in Catherine Hardwicke's gothic retelling of Red Riding Hood.
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