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Julie Frances Christine was born on the 14th April 1941, in Chabua, Assam, India and is a British actress, often referred to an the icon of the 1960s “swinging London”, but most famous as an Oscar-winning, Golden Globes Awards and BAFTA-honored actress for her roles in movies such as “Darling” and “Doctor Zhivago” both in 1965, “Fahrenheit 451” (1966), “Don’t Look Now” (1973), “Afterglow” (1997), “Finding Neverland” (2004) and “Away from Her” (2006).

Have you ever wondered how much wealth “the most poetic of all actresses” – as Al Pacino described her – has accumulated so far? How rich Julie Christie is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Julie Christie’s net worth, as of early 2017, is over $10 million, acquired through her acting career which began in 1957.

Julie Christie Net Worth $10 million

Julie was the elder of two children of Rosemary, a painter and a tea plantation owner Francis St. John Christie, and is of Welsh, Scottish and English descent. After her parents separated when she was young, Julie relocated to England where she attended Our Lady School at St. Leonards-On-Sea and later Wycombe Court School before she moved to Paris for studies. Fascinated by the bohemian lifestyle of artists, she decided to pursue an acting career, and enrolled at London’s Central School of Speech Training. She debuted as an actress as a crew member of Frinton Repertory of Essex in 1957, before in 1961 debuting on the small screen in the role of Ann in one episode of “Call Oxbridge 2000”, immediately followed by the more demanding role of Andromeda in “A for Andromeda” TV series, which provided the basis for Christie’s net worth as well as an entrance ticket to the world of acting.

Her career rose rapidly after she appeared in John Schlesinger’s 1963 comedy drama “Billy Liar”, portraying the main character’s friend and wannabe lover Liz for which she was honored with a BAFTA Award nomination. For starring as amoral model Diana Scott in another Schlesinger’s motion picture, the 1965 romantic drama “Darling”, Julie Christie won the prestigious Oscar for the Best Actress in the Leading Role as well as a BAFTA Award. Later that year, she appeared as Lara in the cult classic movie “Doctor Zhivago”. Doubtlessly these achievements boosted her fame and her net worth as well.

Throughout the rest of the 1960s as well as the 1970s, Julie managed to maintain a continuous streak of critically acclaimed acting projects in various genres, from comedies and westerns to horrors and sci-fi adventures, including “Fahrenheit 451” (1966), “Far from the Madding Crowd” (1967), “Petulia” (1968), “The Go-Between” and “McCabe & Mrs. Miller” both in 1971 and “Don’t Look Now” (1973).

The 1980s were a relatively quiet period in Julie’s acting career, but in the late 1990s as well as 2000s she returned big time, and appeared in several Hollywood’s blockbusters such as “Troy” and “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” in 2004, and “Away from Her” (2006) for which she was honored with an Oscar nomination. It is certain that all these roles helped Julie Christie to increase her net worth.

In 1995, Empire magazine named her as No. 26 of the 100 Sexiest Stars in the film history list, and in 1997 Julie Christie was honored with a lifetime achievement award – the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship.

When it comes to her personal life, during the early 1960s she was in a relationship with fellow actor Terence Stamp. Prior to dating Warren Beatty between 1967 and 1974, in 1965 Julie was engaged to Don Bessant. Since 2008 she has been married to journalist Duncan Campelbl, having begun the relationship in 1979.

Apart from her professional acting career, Julie Christie is active in several charitable causes including environmental protection, animal rights as well as anti-nuclear power management. She is also the Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s patron and a member of Action for ME charitable organization.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Company You Keep 2012 Mimi Lurie
Red Riding Hood 2011 Grandmother
Glorious 39 2009 Aunt Elizabeth
New York, I Love You 2008 Isabelle (segment "Shekhar Kapur")
Away from Her 2006 Fiona Anderson
The Secret Life of Words 2005 Inge
Finding Neverland 2004 Mrs. Emma du Maurier
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 Madame Rosmerta
Troy 2004 Thetis
I'm with Lucy 2002 Dori
Snapshots 2002/I Narma
No Such Thing 2001 Dr. Anna
Belphegor: Phantom of the Louvre 2001 Glenda Spender
The Miracle Maker 2000 Rachel (voice)
Afterglow 1997 Phyllis Mann
Hamlet 1996 Gertrude
DragonHeart 1996 Queen Aislinn
Karaoke 1996 TV Mini-Series Lady Ruth Balmer
The Railway Station Man 1992 Helen Cuffe
Fools of Fortune 1990 Mrs. Quinton
Dadah Is Death 1988 TV Movie Barbara Barlow
Champagne amer 1986 Betty Rivière
Väter und Söhne - Eine deutsche Tragödie 1986 TV Mini-Series Charlotte Deutz
Miss Mary 1986 Mary Mulligan
Power 1986 Ellen Freeman
Separate Tables 1983 TV Movie Mrs. Shankland Miss Railton-Bell
Heat and Dust 1983 Anne (1982. In Satipur Town)
The Gold Diggers 1983 Ruby
Les quarantièmes rugissants 1982 Catherine Dantec
The Return of the Soldier 1982 Kitty Baldry
Memoirs of a Survivor 1981 'D'
Heaven Can Wait 1978 Betty Logan
Demon Seed 1977 Susan Harris
Shampoo 1975 Jackie
Don't Look Now 1973 Laura Baxter
McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 Constance Miller
The Go-Between 1971 Marian - Lady Trimingham
In Search of Gregory 1969 Catherine Morelli
Petulia 1968 Petulia Danner
Far from the Madding Crowd 1967 Bathsheba
Fahrenheit 451 1966 Clarisse Linda Montag
Doctor Zhivago 1965 Lara
Darling 1965 Diana Scott
Young Cassidy 1965 Daisy Battles
The Saint 1963 TV Series Judith Northwade
Billy Liar 1963 Liz
ITV Play of the Week 1963 TV Series Betty Whitehead
The Fast Lady 1962 Claire Chingford
The Andromeda Breakthrough 1962 TV Series Andromeda
Crooks Anonymous 1962 Babette La Verne
A for Andromeda 1961 TV Series Andromeda / Christine
Call Oxbridge 2000 1961 TV Series Ann

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Far from the Madding Crowd 1967 performer: "Bushes and Briars", "The Bold Grenadier"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Man Who Cried 2000 special thanks
Reds 1981 dedicatee - as Jules

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arena 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
The Company You Keep: Behind-the-Scenes - The Movement 2013 Video short Herself
The Company You Keep: Behind-the-Scenes - The Script, Preparation and the Cast 2013 Video short Herself
On the Edge of War: Uncovering 'Glorious 39' 2010 Video short Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty 2008 TV Special Herself
An Evening at the Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Herself
14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Female Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globes Announcement Special 2008 TV Movie Herself
Cycle of Peace 2005 Documentary Narrator
Garbo 2005 Documentary Narrator (voice)
A Letter to True 2004 Documentary Narrator
The 100 Greatest Movie Stars 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
A Decade Under the Influence 2003 Documentary Herself
Biography 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Belphegor: Making of 2001 Video documentary Herself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Herself - Discussing Warren Beatty: Pre-Recorded (uncredited)
Joseph Losey: The Man with Four Names 1998 Documentary Herself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Past Winner
Cinema 3 1997 TV Series Herself
To Be on Camera: A History with Hamlet 1997 Video documentary short Herself
François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema - Love & Death 1996 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hollywood U.K. 1993 TV Series documentary Herself - Contributor
Katie and Eilish: Siamese Twins 1992 TV Movie documentary Herself - Narrator
This Week 1990 TV Series Herself
Aspel & Company 1988 TV Series Herself
Agent Orange: Policy of Poison 1987 Video documentary short Narrator
Yilmaz Guney: His Life, His Films 1987 Documentary Herself
Ave Maria 1986 Documentary short Herself - Host
The Animals Film 1981 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Nashville 1975 Herself
The David Frost Show 1972 TV Series Herself - Guest
Film Night 1971 TV Series Herself
The 40th Annual Academy Awards 1968 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
Film Review 1967 TV Mini-Series Herself
Tonite Let's All Make Love in London 1967 Documentary Herself (segment "Movie Stars")
The 39th Annual Academy Awards 1967 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Location: Far from the Madding Crowd 1967 Short Herself (uncredited)
Pariser Journal 1966 TV Series documentary Herself
The 38th Annual Academy Awards 1966 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Zhivago: Behind the Camera with David Lean 1966 Short documentary Herself
Moscow in Madrid 1965 Documentary short Herself
Pasternak 1965 Documentary short Herself
Sean O'Casey: The Spirit of Ireland 1965 Short Herself
Variety Club Awards 1964 TV Movie documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Warren Beatty, une obsession hollywoodienne 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
Arena 2012 TV Series documentary
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary Lara
50 años de 2009 TV Series Herself
David Lean in Close-Up 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself
How the West Was Lost 2008 TV Movie documentary Constance Miller (uncredited)
Spisok korabley 2008 Documentary Laura
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia 2007 TV Short documentary Herself
British Film Forever 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Herself
Inventing Grace, Touching Glory 2003 Documentary Herself
The Barbarian Invasions 2003 Herself (uncredited)
Legends 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
The Making of 'Dragonheart' 1997 Video documentary Aislinn
'Doctor Zhivago': The Making of a Russian Epic 1995 TV Special documentary Herself
Northern Exposure 1991 TV Series Lara
Portrait of an Actor 1971 Documentary short Petulia Danner
Lionpower from MGM 1967 Short uncredited

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2008 Special Award Evening Standard British Film Awards
2008 Genie Genie Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Away from Her (2006)
2008 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2008 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2008 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actress of the Year Away from Her (2006)
2008 CineMerit Award Munich Film Festival
2008 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2008 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2008 Modern Master Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Away from Her (2006)
2008 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Away from Her (2006)
2008 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2007 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2007 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2007 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2007 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2007 NYFCO Award New York Film Critics, Online Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2007 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Away from Her (2006)
2007 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2007 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2007 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2007 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Performance, Female Away from Her (2006)
2007 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2007 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2007 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Bravest Performance Award Away from Her (2006)
2007 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Lifetime Achievement Award
2007 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Actress Defying Age and Ageism Away from Her (2006)
1999 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actress Afterglow (1997)
1998 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Afterglow (1997)
1998 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actress Afterglow (1997)
1997 Jury Award Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival Best Ensemble Cast Afterglow (1997) · Nick Nolte
· Lara Flynn Boyle
· Jonny Lee Miller
1997 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Afterglow (1997)
1997 Silver Seashell San Sebastián International Film Festival Best Actress Afterglow (1997)
1997 Academy Fellowship BAFTA Awards
1986 Best Actress Havana Film Festival Miss Mary (1986)
1983 ACE CableACE Awards Actress in a Theatrical or Non-Musical Program Separate Tables (1983)
1982 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Actress Memoirs of a Survivor (1981)
1967 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera) Doctor Zhivago (1965)
1967 Silver Goddess Mexican Cinema Journalists Best Foreign Actress (Mejor Actriz Extranjera) Darling (1965)
1966 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Dramatic Performance, Female Darling (1965)
1966 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actress Darling (1965)
1966 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Darling (1965)
1966 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best British Actress Darling (1965)
1965 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Darling (1965)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2008 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actress Away from Her (2006)
2008 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2008 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Away from Her (2006)
2008 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actress Away from Her (2006)
2007 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2007 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Away from Her (2006)
2007 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2005 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Finding Neverland (2004) · Johnny Depp
· Freddie Highmore
· Dustin Hoffman
· Radha Mitchell
· Joe Prospero
· Nick Roud
· Luke Spill
· Kate Winslet
2005 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Finding Neverland (2004)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Afterglow (1997)
1998 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Afterglow (1997)
1978 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress Demon Seed (1977)
1976 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Shampoo (1975)
1974 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actress Don't Look Now (1973)
1972 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
1972 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actress The Go-Between (1971)
1968 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female Star 5th place.
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female Star 7th place.
1967 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best British Actress Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
1966 Gold Medal Photoplay Awards Most Promising New Star (Female)
1966 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actress - Drama Darling (1965)
1964 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best British Actress Billy Liar (1963)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actress Away from Her (2006)
2007 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actress Away from Her (2006)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Lead Performance Away from Her (2006)

TitleSalary
Power (1986) $1,000,000
Petulia (1968) $400,000 + 10% of gross
Far from the Madding Crowd (1967) $400,000 + 10% of gross
Fahrenheit 451 (1966) $200,000
Doctor Zhivago (1965) $120,000
Darling (1965) $7,500

#Fact
1 Currently resides in Ojai, California with her long-time companion, the journalist Duncan Campbell of the Manchester (UK) Guardian. [August 2006]
2 Said in 2003 that she her Oscar is boxed away in storage, showing off awards by displaying them in her home is something she does not do.
3 At one time, was dating musician Brian Eno.
4 Her mother Rosemary (1912-1982), a Welsh painter, grew up with some of Richard Burton's older siblings (Burton was the twelfth of thirteen children).
5 Her favorite cigarette brand is Craven A.
6 In March 1979, a 22-month-old boy drowned in a 2-ft. duck pond on Christie's farm in Wales. The infant's parents, Jonathan and Leslie Heale, were live-in caretakers of the property. Christie has never publicly spoken about the tragedy.
7 Was replaced by Vanessa Redgrave for the title role in Agatha (1979) after dropping out of the production due to an injury.
8 Had a paternal half-sister named June, who was born in 1934 and died in 2005. June was the result of an affair between Julie's father Frank and a teenage Indian peasant girl on the tea estate he managed in Chabua, Assam. Reportedly, Julie did not want to know June.
9 Variety Club of Great Britain Most Promising Newcomer Award 1963 joint winner with James Fox.
10 Variety Club of Great Britain film Actress Award for 1965 for her performance in Darling (1965).
11 Is a huge fan of actress Meryl Streep.
12 Said to have been the inspiration for the character Julie Baker in François Truffaut's Day for Night (1973).
13 Producer Joseph Janni, who produced four of Christie's earliest pictures (Billy Liar (1963), Darling (1965), Far from the Madding Crowd (1967) and In Search of Gregory (1969)) and generally is credited, along with director John Schlesinger, in launching her career, created a complex tax shelter for Christie to insulate her earnings from the prohibitively high British tax rate during the 1960s. When the UK Inland Revenue finally investigated the tax shelter many years later, Inland Revenue officials declared it was one of the most complicated tax-avoidance scheme it had come across. Christie herself was cleared of any wrongdoing.
14 One of her first roles was playing young Anne Frank in a London theatrical production of "The Diary of Anne Frank".
15 Became very close with director Robert Altman while filming McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971). (Ironically, her lover and co-star Warren Beatty did not get along with Altman, primarily due to his use of overlapping dialog.) She later appeared as herself in Altman's classic Nashville (1975) and received an Oscar nomination starring in the Altman-produced Afterglow (1997), directed by Altman protégé Alan Rudolph. The two remained very close until Altman's death in 2006.
16 Close friends with actress Goldie Hawn. The two women were introduced by Warren Beatty in the late 1960s. Beatty and Christie came to consider Goldie as family, and she co-starred with them in Shampoo (1975). Hawn also introduced Christie to yoga, which she still practices today.
17 Great admirer of Princess Diana of Wales and was extremely affected by her 1997 death.
18 Friends with actresses Faye Dunaway, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet.
19 Al Pacino's favorite actress.
20 She reluctantly agreed to star in writer-director Sarah Polley's debut feature-film Away from Her (2006) after many months of persuasion. Christie, who had acted previously with Polley, liked her script, but -- like Polley -- is ambivalent about her acting career. She finally capitulated and her brilliant performance in the film, which debuted at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival and is due to be released in the United States in the Spring of 2007, has generated buzz predicting that the film likely will bring Christie her fourth Best Actress Oscar nomination.
21 Turned down the role of Laura Fischer, Paul Newman's girlfriend, in The Verdict (1982). Subsequently, Charlotte Rampling was cast in the role.
22 Inspired the song "Julie Christie" on the soundtrack for Better Than Chocolate (1999).
23 Her performance as Diana Scott in Darling (1965) is ranked #75 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
24 Future long-term lover Warren Beatty first espied Christie at the 1966 Royal Command Performance of the film Born Free (1966) in London, which he attended with his then-girlfriend, Leslie Caron. Caron and Beatty were situated near Christie in the reception line for Queen Elizabeth II, and Beatty first saw Christie in person when he turned to watch the Queen shake hands with her. Beatty inveigled his friend Richard Sylbert, who was production designer on Christie's film Petulia (1968), to tell her to call him. She did, he flew up to the San Francisco location of the Petulia (1968) shoot and, after a rocky start, they became lovers. She made her first public appearance with Beatty at a sneak preview of Bonnie and Clyde (1967) for the Hollywood elite. It took them several months to rid themselves of their then-current lovers before they came together in a committed relationship, although they usually maintained separate households for the length of their long romance. Most of those who knew them said they shared a passion for the truth. Beatty told his friends he had asked Christie to marry him, but she refused as she did not want children. Christie believed in monogamy, but Beatty felt that as long as they were not married, he could engage in multiple affairs as long as he remained loyal to her. Eventually, Christie tired of his womanizing and their relationship ended after seven years. His longest and most lasting relationship until he married Annette Bening, the mother of his four children, Beatty considered Christie his wife and told the press in 1971 that he would pay her alimony if they split up, if she wanted it. They did, but she did not. When Beatty was awarded the Irving Thalberg Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the year 2000, Christie was one of the friends and co-workers who appeared in a film tribute to her former lover.
25 Has worked with director-screenwriter and actress Sarah Polley three times: co-starring with Polley in No Such Thing (2001) and the Goya Award-winning "La Vida secreta de las palabras" (aka The Secret Life of Words (2005)), and taking the lead in Polley's first feature film as a director, Away from Her (2006). Polley is one of the many co-workers impressed by not only Christie's talent, but her intelligence and independence. After appearing with her in No Such Thing (2001), Polley -- who lost her mom when she was 11 years old -- said that Julie had become one of her surrogate mothers.
26 Has played the mother of two Defense Against the Dark Arts professors from the "Harry Potter" series. In Hamlet (1996), she plays the mother of Kenneth Branagh, who went on to play Gilderoy Lockhart. In DragonHeart (1996), she plays mother to David Thewlis, who plays Remus Lupin. Christie herself also appears in the third film, with Thewlis.
27 Her mentor, director John Schlesinger, envisioned a cast of Al Pacino, Julie Christie and Sir Laurence Olivier for Marathon Man (1976). Pacino has said that the only actress he had ever wanted to work with was Christie, who he claimed was "the most poetic of actresses". Producer Robert Evans, who disparaged the vertically challenged Pacino as "The Midget" when Francis Ford Coppola wanted him for The Godfather (1972) and had thought of firing him during the early shooting of the now-classic film, vetoed Pacino for the lead, insisted on the casting of the even-shorter Dustin Hoffman instead! On her part, Christie -- who was notoriously finicky about accepting roles, even in prestigious, sure-fire material -- turned down the female lead, which was then taken by Marthe Keller (who, ironically, became Pacino's lover after co-starring with him in Bobby Deerfield (1977). Of his dream cast, Schlesinger only got Olivier, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Pacino has yet to co-star with Christie.
28 Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1979.
29 Turned down the role of Lara in Doctor Zhivago (1965) at the time the most coveted role in Hollywood, several times before finally accepting.
30 Her favorite filmmaker is Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
31 Accompanied her longtime lover Warren Beatty on a trip to Russia which inspired him to write his Oscar-winning epic Reds (1981) which ultimately took him 13 years to write. Beatty had always planned to have Christie play the role of Louise Bryant, but when Reds (1981) began filming several years after the couple's breakup, Christie turned down and Beatty gave the role to Diane Keaton. However, Beatty dedicated the film to Christie by hinting to her in his best director Oscar acceptance speech. "For Jules" can also be seen in the final credits of the film.
32 Turned down the leads in The Collector (1965), Bonnie and Clyde (1967), They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), Ryan's Daughter (1970), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Cabaret (1972), Chinatown (1974) and Reds (1981), all roles that won the actresses who eventually played them Best Actress Academy Award nominations.
33 Lived with Warren Beatty from 1967 to 1974, albeit intermittently. According to a revealed blind item published early in the couple's relationship, Christie was unfazed by the fact that he was seeing other women on the side.
34 Was the producers first choice to play Presidential widow Liz Cassidy, a role modeled on Jacqueline Kennedy, in The Greek Tycoon (1978). Despite being offered a $1 million fee, she turned down the role, which was played by Jacqueline Bisset.
35 Was a top contender for the role of Honey Rider in the first James Bond film, Dr. No (1962). She was not chosen because producer Albert R. Broccoli reportedly thought her breasts were too small. The role went to Ursula Andress.
36 Was Charlton Heston's first choice as co-star The War Lord (1965), according to Heston's published diaries "Charlton Heston: The Actor's Life; Journals 1956-1976". She was vetoed by the studio because her fee was too high, much to Heston's consternation, who believed she was about to become a major star. He was proved right at the end of 1965, the year that "The War Lord" was released.
37 Originally signed for the role of the Senator's wife in American Gigolo (1980) when Richard Gere was signed to the project, but quit when Gere was ditched in favor of John Travolta. Travolta later dropped out and Gere was hired for the film, but Christie was not offered the role that was eventually played by Lauren Hutton. Ironically, a rumor in the 1970s held that Christie and Hutton were lovers. Christie and Gere would eventually appear together in Sidney Lumet's Power (1986).
38 Turned down the role of Louise Bryant in her former lover Warren Beatty's Reds (1981) as she thought the role should be played by an American. Beatty's then-lover Diane Keaton won a Best Actress Academy Award nomination playing the role.
39 In an April 29, 1966 Life magazine cover story, Christie named Sidney Lumet as the only American among a list of directors she would like to work with. Twenty years later, she got her wish, appearing in the Lumet-directed Power (1986).
40 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Movie Stars (#91).
41 Ranked #9 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women of All Time".
42 Ranked #5 in Hello magazine's 25 British Beauties.
43 Ranked #34 in Celebrity Skin's 50 Sexiest Starlets of All Time.
44 Ranked #29 in Mr. Skin's Top 100 Celebrity Nude Scenes.
45 Was once fashion designer Christian Lacroix's muse, he designed the pink chiffon gown with matching slippers that she wore to the 1971 Academy Awards, and continued to outfit her through her career.
46 Turned down roles in The Sand Pebbles (1966), Valley of the Dolls (1967), Rosemary's Baby (1968), The Godfather (1972), Blume in Love (1973), The Great Gatsby (1974), The Wind and the Lion (1975), Coma (1978), American Gigolo (1980), Looker (1981), The Verdict (1982), Under Fire (1983), Steaming (1985) and a remake of the Greta Garbo classic Camille (1936). She was considered for the female leads in Thunderball (1965), Two for the Road (1967), Heroes (1977), Blow Out (1981) and Out of Africa (1985).
47 The infamous dinner-party scene in Shampoo (1975) was completely improvised by Julie and Warren Beatty, much to the surprise of the rest of the cast and director Hal Ashby.
48 Robert Altman said of her, "She's my incandescent, melancholy, strong, gold-hearted, sphinx-like, stainless steel little soldier.".
49 Julie gave friend Sharon Tate a copy of Thomas Hardy's novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" with the inscription "For my Hardy heroine" (Julie had recently become a Thomas Hardy heroine in Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)). Sharon gave the novel to her husband Roman Polanski shortly before her death. When Polanski later made the film Tess (1979) he dedicated it "For Sharon".
50 She discovered she wanted to become an actress when, at the age of nine, she snuck out of her Paris boarding school and spent the day with a complete stranger who was an aspiring actor.
51 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.".
52 Resided with Don Bessant, a lithographer and art teacher (1963-1967). Bessant passed away in 1993 at age 52.
53 Her idol is legendary actor Marlon Brando.
54 Has lived with investigative journalist Duncan Campbell since 1979. They are married, but the reported date they wed is disputed by Christie.
55 Speaks English, French and Italian fluently.
56 Directors she works with often enjoy working with her so much that they use her several times, Robert Altman in McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) and Nashville (1975); John Schlesinger in Billy Liar (1963), Darling (1965), Far from the Madding Crowd (1967) and Separate Tables (1983); Nicolas Roeg directed her in Don't Look Now (1973) and was cinematographer on Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), Fahrenheit 451 (1966) and Petulia (1968) and lover Warren Beatty used her in Shampoo (1975) and Heaven Can Wait (1978).
57 Director David Lean nicknamed her 'sunflower' for her beautiful personality and director John Schlesinger nicknamed her 'Trilby' after the 19th century novel about a lovable bohemian.
58 Brother Clive Christie is a professor of SouthEast Asian studies at Hull University.
59 Is currently active in nuclear disarmament and animal rights. [2004]
60 Was best friends with actress Sharon Tate.
61 Former co-owner of Katira Productions, along with boyfriend Warren Beatty (named after Beatty's parents Kathlyn and Ira).
62 Her romance with Terence Stamp has been said to have inspired The Kinks "Waterloo Sunset", hence the line "Terry met Julie" in the song. However in a 2004 interview, lead singer Ray Davies, who penned the song, denied this, saying: "No, Terry and Julie were real people. I couldn't write for stars.". Stamp later turned down the role of Guy Montag in Fahrenheit 451 (1966) because of his complicated emotions over co-starring with Christie, backing out of the role on the pretext of Julie receiving top billing. Oskar Werner subsequently played Montag. A year later, Stamp had overcome his insecurities and agreed to co-star with Christie in Far from the Madding Crowd (1967).
63 Julie's father ran a tea plantation in Assam, India, where she grew up.
64 Born at 10:00am-LMT.
65 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#26). [August 1995]

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1 [2008, on reports that she and longtime boyfriend Duncan Campbell recently snuck off for a secret wedding in India] Nonsense. I have been married for a few years. Don't believe what you read in the papers.
2 I'd rather talk to my ducks than some of the freaks I met in Hollywood.
3 [on what motivated her to get a facelift in her 50s] People who are older than you appear to be younger. It is really undermining. You know they are older than you, yet you look like their mother.
4 I told a friend I wasn't going to a party because I was so shy. I couldn't socialize. And she said, "Oh, you must come. I've told everybody the prettiest girl in the world is going to come." And I thought, "But I'm an ugly girl," and I remember that clearly. So that was the turning point, because you've only got to be told about that once -- despite all that background of being told by the nuns about, "Making faces, Julie Christie, you're quite ugly enough as it is.".
5 Some of my opinions are quite radical.
6 I know the sorts of things that appeal to me does not appeal the way that Forrest Gump (1994) does. I really like ambiguity and I really like all sorts of complexity.
7 I think I work, actually work, every 10 years. I don't care about pissing off Hollywood because it doesn't really exist anymore. But pissing off the media? It was difficult when I was a girl and they're not any kinder now. I just hate not being strong enough.
8 I know that I'm obviously not as famous as I was. I know that a whole generation of young people don't know anything about me. I haven't made (big) films for ages and ages. I make such tiny films.
9 [observation, 1966] Being on top right now is a fluke.
10 I could never really see the point of being high-profile when I loathed it so much. Every now and then, you can go to something like an Oscars ceremony, but nobody is holding a gun to your head. The rules were the same 40 years ago as they are now. You can either choose your spotlight - or you can stay at home.
11 The film company wants you to look fantastic, and borrows clothes and diamonds from designers and jewelers for you to wear. I will not do that again. It is a pernicious pastime. Models wear designer things, so you become like a salesperson. There are actual signs outside the ceremony that say, "Turn around". Why? Because they want you to advertise the dress. I don't want to be involved in an advertising jamboree.
12 I found films to be turbulent and stressful. They have caused me an enormous amount of anxiety, because I do not have a lot of confidence. You are working, intellectually and mentally, and you are having to be with people and socialise all the time. Actors like it, on the whole, but I was not born with that quality. I am very quiet and would much prefer to talk to a few people rather than a crowd.
13 I met such interesting people with Warren Beatty, whom I would never have met otherwise. And the film Shampoo (1975) stands the test of time. I cherish all those days. But I could not hack L.A., Hollywood was basically a throwaway society, run by publicity machines.
14 It is a complicated business, and we are very insecure, we actors. We all feel - and fear - we are going to be found out at any moment. Someone is going to point and say, "You are really not very good, are you?".
15 I cannot even talk about waste without being indignant. My introduction to Hollywood was a society that used it, sniffed it and threw it away. We've become a bit like that ourselves in the past 30 years. There's an attitude among the successful people of spend and spend, flaunt and flaunt, and don't think of anyone else.
16 I am innumerate. I had great earning years, but it went through my fingers. I no longer have a career to build. So I do a few things to pay the bills. I cannot complain. I am comfortable, my God.
17 Time has been savage in its relentless eating up of the years. Have I made the most of it? I have had an endless struggle not to be a coward about things. I know what I feel, but hate being looked at, hate doing anything in public, hate making speeches.
18 It felt, to me, like a permanent cocktail party, without the drinks. Acting took me away from real life to a pretend life. I wanted that real life back. I am not a dedicated actress, I'm afraid. I never have been.
19 Hollywood doesn't give a damn about me, and it is not going to change the way people think. Let's be realistic: you want to see people like Johnny Depp on the red carpet, or Angelina Jolie, a young woman I admire. That is the place for beautiful young people.
20 What's most gratifying to me is Sarah Polley getting a nomination for screenplay adaptation. I was afraid she wouldn't be recognized. I wondered if they were going to get this great piece of work. I'm very glad I did it because it's a terribly important issue. We've got to face the fact that we're living longer. This is the comeuppance of wishing for immortality. Back in the day we weren't so obsessed about them [Oscars] in England. I didn't know about the Academy Awards. I didn't know what it was. I got the smell of the thing that it was terribly important but I wasn't interested in it, but I figured maybe I could get something out of this. I told them I would go if my boyfriend and I could get a holiday in the desert. It almost feels the same today.
21 If I don't make films, no one is going to write about me. And most people have forgotten who I am anyway. My life is not interrupted because I am more or less anonymous.
22 All women are aware of that moment when suddenly the boys don't look at you. It's a fairly common thing, when suddenly you no longer attract that instant male attention because of the way you look. I never really knew how to enjoy beauty, but it took the form of a subconscious arrogance, expecting things, all muddled up with celebrity. Then you begin to deal with it. In the 1970s, I was amazed to be talked about as a 60s sex symbol. I wasn't that person, as if I were a doll from the past. I had to learn to come to terms with that. It's funny, it's silly, the ridiculousness of having asked so much of celebrity. Then it becomes really interesting and very much part of the excitement of the life you're living now, knowing you're approaching the end of it.
23 In the '60s, you did not know you were going to get older. But you do and you are. People become much dearer. When I see someone like Warren [Warren Beatty], with his four kids, there is that wonderful recognition of the life we have led. And a terrific sense of mortality, which is like a blessing almost: you suddenly realize what life is about.
24 [on fame] All that concentrated adulation is terribly corroding.
25 [on the prospect of her directing a film] Always a foot soldier, never a general.
26 [on her relationship with Warren Beatty] I'm terribly dependent on him, like a baby to its mother, so we travel backwards and forward to be with each other.
27 [on making Shampoo (1975) with Warren Beatty and Robert Towne] We showcased an utterly immoral, grotesquely greedy, decadent society that we felt was imminent.
28 [In the mid-1990s, on why she never got married] Men don't want any responsibility, and neither do I.

#Trademark
1 Incredible seductive beauty
2 Deep husky yet smooth voice
3 Often plays women who inspire great passion in all the male characters rotating around her
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