Julie Walters' QC caper

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 October 2011
Julie Walters

Julie Walters

Julie Walters bumped into a QC she once enlisted the services of while she was researching for her role as lawyer Emma Watts in upcoming ITV1 drama 'The Jury'

Julie Walters bumped into a QC she once enlisted the services of while she was researching her role in 'The Jury'.

The 61-year-old actress - who portrays Emma Watts QC in the upcoming five-part ITV1 drama series - explained she was shocked to discover she would be watching the legal expert in action some 20 years after the incident occurred, as it was such a "coincidence".

She told BANG Showbiz: "It was the weirdest thing. I'd been had up 20 years ago for apparently going through a red light in Kensington. But I hadn't done it. I got a ticket so I went home and contested it.

"I went to court all by myself and then this woman came up to me and told me I shouldn't be defending myself and should have a professional representing me.

"This was the same woman I happened to then watch when I was researching for this role. What a coincidence! I was trying on her wig and her gear."

Despite Julie taking time out to research her role as a QC in a number of courtrooms, she admitted her appearance was often met by "giggles" from various onlookers.

She added: "I just went in to court a couple of days with a QC and watched bits of a murder trial. There were a number of young kids in there asking who I was and a lot of giggling was going on.

"Then we got to stop and have tea with the judge, which was very nice."

'The Jury' will air on ITV1 at 9pm on November 7 for five consecutive nights.

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