Julie Frances Christie is a British actress. An icon of the “Swinging Sixties”, Christie is the recipient of numerous accolades including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Julie Christie is a British actress who has starred in many acclaimed films and television shows. She is best known for her roles in Darling (1965), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), Don’t Look Now (1973), and Away from Her (2006). She has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performances. She is also a political activist and a supporter of various causes, such as animal rights, environmentalism, and nuclear disarmament. Julie Christie was born on 14 April 1940 in Chabua, Assam, India, to British parents. She grew up in England and France, and studied drama at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She made her film debut in Crooks Anonymous (1962) and rose to fame with her role as Liz in Billy Liar (1963). She became an international star after appearing in Darling and Doctor Zhivago, both of which earned her Oscar nominations. She continued to work with prominent directors such as John Schlesinger, David Lean, Robert Altman, Nicolas Roeg, and François Truffaut. She also appeared on stage and television, notably in the BBC adaptation of The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978) and the HBO miniseries The Company (2007). Julie Christie has been married twice, first to Duncan Campbell, a journalist, from 1979 to 1982, and then to Duncan Clegg, a professor, since 2007. She has no children. She lives in London and Wales, and occasionally acts in independent films. She received a lifetime achievement award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1997, and was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1997.