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Julia Watson was born on 13 September 1953 in Maesteg and brought up in the Derby area. Talking about her parents in an interview with the Casualty fansite, holby.tv, she comments that they were fantastic and devoted. She cites this as reason why she feels so torn between career and family. She is married to the writer, David Harsent; they met at a dinner party and eventually married in a register office in Fulham. They have a daughter, Hannah, born in 1990 and Watson says of her that she is their "greatest born and blessing."
Watson studied Drama and English at Exeter University. Previous jobs include founding a Community Centre in Newcastle and working in Education at the Nottingham Theatre. In addition to her acting roles, she has edited anthologies of poetry and readings for weddings, funerals and naming ceremonies.
List of television, theatre and radio appearances
|1979||Cries from the Watchtower|
|1979||Rings on Their Fingers|
|1979||The Way up to Heaven|
|(1981–83)||Never the Twain||Lyn Smallbridge|
|Casualty (TV series)||Barbara 'Baz' Wilder|
|1988||Across the Lake|
|1989||A Touch of Spice)|
|1989||The Yellow Wallpaper|
|1999-2000||Welcome to Orty-Fou|
|2000||This is Your Life||Herself|
|2005-2010||Doctors||Different roles||Guest appearances|
|2009||Not Going Out|
- Major Barbara - played Jenny Hill in a 1982 production at Lyttelton Theatre
- Danton's Death - played Lady Eugenie in a 1984 production at Olivier Theatre
- She Stoops to Conquer - played Kate Hardcastle in a 1985 production at Theatre Royal, Bath
- An Act of Faith - played Helen in a 1985 production at National Theatre Studio
- John Bull - played in a 1987 production at Bristol Old Vic
- Love on the Plastic - played in a 1987 production at Half Moon Theatre
- 2010 onwards
- Amy's View - played Esme in a 2010 production at Nottingham Playhouse
- An Ideal Husband - played Lady Chiltern in a 2010 production at Nottingham Playhouse
- My Family and Other Animals - played Durrel’s mother in a 2011 production at Theatre Royal, York
- Love's Comedy - played Mrs Halm in a 2012 production at Orange Tree Theatre
- The Stepmother - played Charlotte Gaydon in a 2013 production at Orange Tree Theatre
- The Man Who Pays the Piper - played Mrs Fairley in a 2013 production at Orange Tree Theatre
- "BBC - Casualty - Past Characters". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-08-14.
- Griffin, Cheryl (13 January 2010). "Julia Watson". Retrieved 8 Mar 2013.
- Rin Simpson (18 Aug 2005). "Naming ceremonies or christenings". Western Mail.
- Anon (3 March 2006). "Mum's the word for Derbyshire actress". Derby Evening Telegraph.
- Guide, British Comedy. "Never The Twain - ITV Sitcom". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2016-08-15.
- Guide, British Comedy. "A Touch Of Spice - BBC1 Sitcom". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2016-08-14.
- Somerville, Matthew. "Julia Watson". Retrieved 10 March 2013.
- Anon (28 March 1987). "The Week Ahead: Theatre". The Times.
- Martin Hoyle (1 Dec 1992). "Breaking point". The Times.
- Anon (4 Nov 2004). "Palace Party". The Stage.
- John Peter (14 May 2006). "Tosca's Kiss". The Sunday Times.
- Laura Silverman (30 Oct 2010). "Talking to ... Elliot Cowan". The Times.
- "Love's Comedy". Retrieved 10 March 2013.
- "The Stepmother". Retrieved 10 Mar 2013.
- "The man who pays the piper". Retrieved 10 March 2013.
- Steven Pacey. "Radio plays". Retrieved 10 March 2013.