Well, we could just sit here listing titles, couldn’t we? Dr Zhivago, Billy Liar, Darling, Don’t Look Now… big time roles were Julie’s for the taking, so perhaps we should take those as read and examine her ‘other stuff’, because that’s if anything even better. Her stripper trying to coax Leslie Phillips into going straight in Crooks Anonymous. Her distracted post-apocalyptic turn in the well nigh impenetrable Memoirs of a Survivor. And almost single-handedly stopping The Demon Seed from being quite as unspeakably silly as it ought to be. This sort of stuff is harder than it looks.
FINEST HOUR: Glam and funny with it as sports car obsessed Claire Chingford, teaching Stanley baxter to drive in the magisterial The Fast Lady.