Julie Christie is a British actor. An iconic figure of the “Sixties”, Christie has received many honors including an Academy Award, an Emmy, and a Golden Globe Award. She has also gained many awards for her performances in television, including an Elephant Award for “Journalism” in 2021. In her acting career, Christie has played the characters of Jeanette Bouvier in The Firm, Mike Castle in Dead Man Walking, Rosemary Clooney in Man on the Moon, David Strathairn in A History of Modern Marriage, and Miranda Broderick in The Curious Case concerning Mrs. Hawkin.
Among all the accolades that Christie has garnered, one might wonder if there have been any standing in her efforts to be recognized as an actor. That would actually be a first for her, who for several years has fought to be acknowledged by the British Film Institute, the Independent Film Festival, the British Academy of Film and Sciences, the Radio Film Awards, the Cannes Film Festival, and other organizations dedicated to honoring the theater and the film industry. In fact, in the past few years, she has finally been able to receive her golden globe award for best actress in a film for her work in the movie The Wolf Among Us. This is an amazing achievement for a young woman just entering the profession. As she once told the London Times, “I feel very much younger now than I did when I was an actress.”
During her illustrious career, Julie Christie went through quite a few difficult times. Two of her first films were produced in England, but her career spanned both Europe and North America, including stints in Hollywood. In her role as Jeanette in A Housefull of People, she played an elderly disabled woman who loved knitting. Her experiences on the set and off-screen made her a beloved character with a large fan base. She appeared in such diverse films as A Christmas Story, A masker, Mrs. Lovett, Leave Nemo, Little Bo Peep, and A top-rated romantic comedy, A Time To Kill.
It was later in her career that Julie Christie decided it was time to leave Hollywood. She had completed so many films that she felt as though she had accomplished everything there was to do, and in fact, she seemed to prefer the anonymity of film making over working with people. After several years, she appeared in one more film, Finding Neverland, and it was during this time that the world learned of her pregnancy with Christchurch writer and director Rob Reiner. Her appearance in this film was overshadowed by the premature death of Reiner’s wife, Elizabeth Blaisdell. Reiner had to put the entire family on hold while finding a new wife, while Christie remained in the limelight starring in Finding Neverland, which was eventually released in 2021.
Julie Christie Personal Details
- Date Of Birth: 14 April 1941
- Birth Place: Chabua, Assam, India
- Birth Name: Julie Frances Christie
- Nickname: Jules
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Occupation: Actress, Activist
- Nationality: British
- Race/Ethnicity: White (English and Some Scottish)
- Religion: Baptised
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Eye Color: Blue
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Julie Christie Body Statistics
- Weight in Pounds: 134 lbs
- Weight in Kilogram: 61 kg
- Height in Feet: 5′ 2″
- Height in Meters: 1.57 m
- Body Measurements: 36-24-36 in (91-61-91 cm)
- Breast Size: 36 inches (91 cm)
- Waist Size: 24 inches (61 cm)
- Hips Size: 36 inches (91 cm)
- Bra Size/Cup Size: 34C
- Feet/Shoe Size: 7.5 (US)
- Dress Size: 8 (US)
Julie Christie Family Details
- Father: Frank St. John Christie (Tea planter)
- Mother: Rosemary Christie (Painter)
- Spouse/Husband: Duncan Campbell (m. 2008)
- Children: No
- Siblings: Clive Christie (Brother), June Christie (Sister)
Julie Christie Education
- Wycombe Court School
- Convent of Our Lady School
- Royal Central School of Speech & Drama
Julie Christie Facts
- In 1995, Empire magazine ranked her #26 as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.
- She was named at number 5 in Hello Magazine’s 25 British Beauties.
- She was listed #9 in FHM magazine’s ‘100 sexiest women of all time’.
- She was named #34 in Celebrity Skin’s 50 Sexiest Starlets of All Time.
- She was ranked #29 in Mr.Skin’s Top 100 Celebrity Nude Scenes.
- Her favorite filmmaker is Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
- She is Al Pacino’s favorite actress.
- She is a big fan of actress Meryl Streep.
- She is friends with actresses Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson.
- She once dated musician Brian Eno.
- She was kicked out of two Catholic boarding schools.
When she received the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Finding Neverland, Julie Christie became instantaneously popular. Her next major motion picture was a romance comedy directed by Steven Segal called The Heartbreak Kid. Despite its premise, the movie was a box office hit, and it was obvious from the producers’ home videos that the producers really wanted Julie Christie to star as the young girl who is the main character’s love interest. For a few months, it looked like the movie company was planning a spin-off based around the love story between this young woman and the much older, much less attractive Mr. Pickles. When the project was released, however, it was cancelled just as soon as filming had been completed. This led some to believe that the leak of the plot could have been the catalyst for the studio to kill the project entirely.
It was not, of course, the leak that caused this story to go bust, but rather the very public portrayal of a married woman on the lead role of a beloved film. Julie Christie fans everywhere breathed a sigh of relief when they learned that the much-awaited fifth feature of her illustrious career would be a docu-medical drama about a young girl with AIDS, played by Edith Keough. In fact, Julie Christie fans might actually be eager to get their hands on the follow-up to her last film, doctor Zhivago, before anyone else gets to see it!