In this documentary, Stephen Fry tells the story behind his success, after presenting the BAFTAs for more than ten years. With an outstanding career in film and television which began with a chance meeting with comedy partner Hugh Laurie at Cambridge, he went on to create the outrageous Melchett in Blackadder and has become a firm favourite on BBC2 with the quite interesting quiz QI.
Through interviews and iconic clips, BAFTA tells the story of Julie Walters, the inspirational, hard-working and respected actor, from her comedy beginnings in theatre through to her successes in television and film. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts celebrates Julie Walter’s incredibly successful career, which has spanned over 40 years. She received the Fellowship at the British Academy Television Awards in May 2014. Through interviews and iconic clips, the story of this inspirational, hard-working and respected actor is told from her comedy beginnings in theatre through to her successes in television and film. It is easy to see how Julie wins the hearts of her audiences with her perfect comedy timing and her beautifully observed portrayals of the people she plays. Hear from those who have worked closely with Julie throughout her career, including Victoria Wood, with whom she took her first steps in television; Willy Russell, who wrote the BAFTA-winning Educating Rita in which she starred; and Rupert Grint, whose mother she played in the Harry Potter films.