Julie Walters to get lifetime honor

Women in Film and Television fete 34-year career

LONDON -- Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winner Julie Walters is to be honored by Women in Film and Television at a gala luncheon at the Hilton Hotel Dec. 5 it was announced Tuesday.

Walters, star of a slew of boxoffice hits including “Educating Rita,” “Billy Elliot,” “Calendar Girls” and most recently “Mamma Mia,” will receive WIFTV’s highest accolade, the lifetime achievement award, for a career spanning 34 years.

Previous WIFTV honorees include Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Diana Rigg.