Is Julie Walters Still Alive? What Happened to Julie?

By Cannon | Updated on July 14, 2023
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    Is Julie Walters still alive or dead has been a constant concern among her fans since the last installment of the Harry Potter film series that ended in 2011. She played the role of Molly Weasley, the patriarch of the Weasleys in the massive hit Harry Potter film series. Moreover, fans are also curious to know if her character Mrs. Weasley is still alive.

    Well, here we are going to answer your questions and find out about Julie’s life at present.

    Is Julie Walters Still Alive?

    Yes, Julie is still living a life full of good health. However, there are some media outlets that reported Walters died a few years before. But, it later turned out to be a hoax. And Julie is still alive and kicking.

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    Julie with late actor Robbie Coltrane.

    As of now, Julie is already 73 years old but doesn’t seem to have any health problems.

    Is Mrs. Weasley still alive?

    Yes, Molly Weasley, the character Julie played throughout the Harry Potter film series is still alive and well. She survived the final battle and by 2017, the matriarch of the Weasley family had already twelve grandchildren.

    Julie played the role in the film series from its first installment to its last, sharing the screen along with actors like Robbie Coltrane, Maggie Smith, and Michael Gambon.

    What Happened to Julie Walters?

    Mrs. Weasley in real life went through a major health issue in the past. In 2018, Walters was diagnosed with stage III bowel cancer. On her diagnosis, she said:

    Oh, my God! I’ve got cancer! Oh my God!’ And I’m dealing with the shock of that, and it’s all systems go to have it treated.”

    Walters believes acting was the culprit that caused her cancer. She added:

    “Acting caused it, because of the way I approach it — I have to be totally in it. It’s very stressful. You’re being judged. It’s a stressful job and I don’t sleep when I’m working. It’s not good for me.”

    She later underwent successful chemotherapy for her advanced bowel cancer.  And as of now, Julie is completely fine and healthy.

    Julie Walters Now Lives a Rural Life

    At present, Walters lives on an organic farm near Plaistow, West Sussex. She there lives along with her husband Grant Roffey and their grown-up daughter Maisie Mae Roffey. They also enjoy working on the farm where the actress has “40 cattle, 700 chickens, about 100 sheep.”

    She further said about her farm,

    “It’s livestock, rather than arable. We have our own vegetable patch, so we’re quite green, which I thoroughly approve of!”

    Furthermore, it spreads out over 200 acres.

    What Is She Doing Now?

    As of now, the actress has already retired but will return for Mamma Mia 3. Mamma Mia will most probably be her last work as she clearly said:

    I don’t want to work again,” she said. “Unless it’s another Mamma Mia.”

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    Julie will return for Mamma Mia 3 despite having retired

    As we aforementioned an information, she retired from acting after the cancer diagnosis. So, for now, she is just looking to live her live retired life.