Sunday 16 July 2017


HARRY Potter, Mamma Mia and Educating Rita star Dame Julie Walters got into the swing of things when she met up with BBC Radio 2 legend Whispering Bob Harris in Glasgow.
The star of film and TV shows like Victoria Wood has been shooting new film Country Music in Scotland for the last week and managed to sneak in and out of Glasgow's City Halls and Old Fruitmarket without being noticed by passersby.
Julie, 67 who was made a Dame last month on the Queens birthday honours list and also starred in Calendar Girls as well as playing Miss Overall in Victoria Wood's Acorn Antiques, features in the comedy drama about a young Glasgow singer Rose Lynne Harlan played by War and Peace's Jessie Buckley, who hopes to make it in Nashville . Doctor Who's Sophie Okonedo and Macbeth's James Harkness also star in the movie.
Julie, whose character Marion plays Rose Lynne Harlan's ( Buckley) mother in the film, was seen giggling with the cast on set.
She later posed up for a pic with Old Grey Whistle Test presenter Whispering Bob who had flown in for the day for his scene.
Scots musicians Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham also shot their musical scenes in the City Halls which is home to the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Whispering Bob who was staying in the city centre was thrilled to bits to hang out with Julie.
He said afterwards: "It was an absolute pleasure to meet this wonderful woman today. She is a national treasure."
The cast and crew are expected to film in Scotland for the next week before moving onto production in London and then Nashville.
Excerpts of this article have since appeared in the Sunday Post.

From Scotland with Love -