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Born: April 14, 1941 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Assam, IN Profession: Cast ...
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In recent years, Christie has been active in the nuclear disarmament and peace movement, as well as championing animal rights.

"Gertrude, in Julie's view, has not had an adulterous affair with Claudius before the play begins and she doesn't know that he murdered her husbansd. That was important to her. She works very hard and is very available and adaptable. In rehearsal, I asked her and the other actors if we could do a run-through of the entire play in sequence, like a theatrical performance, which required everyone to learn their entire part. It was not something Julie had ever done before and she was terrified, but she did a wonderful job and was very excited about it. She's always ready to do things like that and she's always real. And she's an incredibly beautiful woman who--in an underwritten but pivotal role, which Gertrude is--told me things about the Queen in a way that I'd never seen before." --Kenneth Branagh in Interview, February 1997.

"I see stardom very clearly as a construct that's been created in order to sell things. The more I meet other actors, the less the idea of the mythical movie star--an imaginary desire object who conforms to a certain ideal--makes sense to me at all. I think if people realize this when thay read interviews, they might be less avid about them. It's sad that they get fooled into buying magazines and seeing films when so much of it is ... a sort of fabrication." --Julie Christie quoted in Interview, March 1997.

About her passion for recording audio books: "That's what I like doing best. Of course, it's hard work, but you have the opportunity to go on a search for the author's voice. Every author has a different voice, and when you've got it, the book becomes more alive than it ever does when you're reading it to yourself." --Christie to the Los Angeles Times, December 14, 1997.

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