Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Movie Meme - Favourite Actress

Apparently last weeks theme of 'World Cinema' was a bit of a toughie. I found it really easy to pick a film, a lot easier than I've found todays theme...

I can honestly say I don't really have a favourite actress. I've been busy all day in the garden with a crazy 2 year old and inbetween fishing compost out of her mouth I've been trying to think of who I could write about.

If Hannah hadn't already picked her, I could have easily picked Helena Bonham Carter - I've always loved her for her amazing acting skills and quirky ways.

So, wanting to pick some home grown talent I've decided to write about the lovely Julie Walters.

The younger generation (how old do I make myself sound?) will probably know her best for her role as Mrs Weasley in the Harry Potter films.  However, I remember her fondly for her role in the amazing film Educating Rita and as the mad and shaky Mrs Overall in Victoria Wood and Acorn Antiques.  Whenever I see my daughter trying to carry a tray of things I always call her Mrs Overall.  I also have memories of her as Adrian Moles mother!

I also adore the film Billy Elliot and she appears there as Billys ballet teacher.  She has some amazing performances to her name and no more so than her heart-wrenching portrayal of Dr. Turner in the TV film called A Short Stay In Switzerland.

I think the only downside to her acting career was to put her name to Mamma Mia along with another great actress I almost picked - Meryl Streep.  Shame on them!


What's your favourite?  Head over to Hannah's blog and link up...


10 comments:

Metal Mummy said...

I love this woman. Awesome choice.

I loved her in Educating Rita, and all the other fabulous films she's been in.

I loved her in Dinnerladies too.

Fave was Jake's Progress with Robert Lindsay though x

Mrs M said...

Oh she's fabulous, a very good comic actress. Love her in Buster and Mamma Mia, and she's great in Billy Elliot.

motherventing said...

Yeees! D'you know, I wouldn't have even thought of JW, but now I've just realised how awesome she is... homegrown talent indeed. I loved as Mo Mowlam, very moving, and yes, also a brilliant comic actress. Good choice! :) x

SAHMlovingit said...

Oooh I forgot about Jake's Progress!

She's such an incredibly versatile actress, she seems to carry out her roles effortlessly.

Thanks ladies, glad you approve :)

Kizzy said...

I love her, I think my favorite of her films is Calender Girls and Billy Elliott. Great choice.

jennie said...

Great choice, true British talent and fabulous comic timing x

SAHMlovingit said...

Yeah she is a pretty amazing actress and being home grown makes her even more special. I haven't actually seen Calendar Girls - need to get that sorted out.

JoJo said...

my fave british actress. I love her to pieces esp in educating rita x

overthehillmum said...

Another good one. We were watching her the other night, and she comes from my neck of the woods lol

SAHMlovingit said...

Cheers JoJo and OTHMum - glad you approve :)

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