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Julie Christie

Julie Christie (born April 14, 1941) is a British actress, winner of an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 1965 film, Darling.

Ms. Christie was born in Chukua, Assam, India and studied at the Central School of Music and Drama before getting her big break in 1962 in a science fiction series on BBC television, entitled A for Andromeda. The recordings have now been lost.

Her first major film role was opposite Tom Courtenay in Billy Liar (1963). She played Lara in Dr. Zhivago (1965) and Bathsheba in Far from the Madding Crowd (1967). Christie was a leading figure in the glamorous London of the 1960s, and continues to make movies including those in the French language with Sophie Marceau in 2001's Belphégor - Le fantôme du Louvre.