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Julie Christie
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Christie in 1997
Julie Frances Christie

14 April 1940 (1940-04-14) (age 79)
Chabua, Assam,
British India
Alma mater Central School of Speech and Drama
Occupation Actress, activist
Years active 1957–present
Spouse(s) Duncan Campbell
(partners since 1979, m. ??)

Julie Frances Christie (born 14 April 1940) is a British actress. An icon of the "swinging London" era of the 1960s, she has received such accolades as an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has appeared in six films that were ranked in the British Film Institute's 100 greatest British films of the 20th century, and in 1997 she received the BAFTA Fellowship.

Christie's breakthrough film role was in Billy Liar (1963). She came to international attention for her performances in Darling (1965), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and Doctor Zhivago (also 1965), the eighth highest-grossing film of all time.

Early life

Christie was born at Singlijan Tea Estate, Chabua, Assam, British India. Her father ran the tea plantation where she was raised. She studied as a boarder at the independent Convent of Our Lady school in St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, she later attended Wycombe Court School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, she later studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Personal life

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Christie dated actor Warren Beatty

In the early 1960s, Christie dated actor Terence Stamp. She was engaged to Don Bessant, a lithographer and art teacher, in 1965, before dating actor Warren Beatty for several years. She is married to The Guardian journalist Duncan Campbell; they have lived together since 1979, but the date they wed is unknown.

She is also active in various causes, including animal rights, environmental protection, and the anti-nuclear power movement and is also a Patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, as well as Reprieve, and CFS/ME charity Action for ME.

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