Julie Walters’s career has seen her portray roles in both drama and comedy across stage, film, and TV. Spanning over 35 years, her talent has been recognized with over 20 industry awards to her name. Walters joined the Liverpool Everyman Theatre in 1974, performing in Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, and a year later made her London stage debut in the comedy Funny Peculiar. She went on to score success as Rita in the London stage version of Educating Rita, which later transferred to film and saw her cast alongside Michael Caine. Other notable roles include Annie Clark in Calendar Girls, Rosie in Mamma Mia, and Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise. Recently, Walters has appeared in the Channel Four period drama Indian Summers, the hit film Paddington, and in the award-winning film Brooklyn.
Marie has been Paul’s wife for 40 years and stuck by him through all his career highs and lows. Marie is a steely, dryly funny, strong, religious woman, and she has always been fiercely protective of her family. However, as the pressure of the legal case mounts and old family secrets start to emerge, Marie’s deep faith in Paul is tested.