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Walters on Brummie Walk of Stars

Julie Walters
Julie Walters said she was proud to receive the award from Birmingham

Smethwick-born actress Julie Walters has been awarded a permanent place on Birmingham's Walk of Stars.

She has been given many awards in a career spanning nearly 40 years and now has her name embedded in a Hollywood-style gold star in Broad Street.

She famously starred in Educating Rita, Harry Potter and Mamma Mia.

The actress told a Birmingham REP theatre audience earlier the star meant a lot to her because she was born and brought up in the West Midlands.

In her best local accent she said: "I'm really proud to be referred to as a Brummie, even though I'm actually from the Black Country."

Her star joins other entertainment legends such as Ozzy Osbourne and comedian Jasper Carrott in Broad Street's Walk of Stars.

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