Julia MCKENZIE (1941-)

Julia McKenzie
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THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Julia Mckenzie, actress and singer, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews outside London’s Royalty Theatre.


Julia trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her early West End musical credits include Maggie May in 1966 and Mame in 1969. She appeared in the West End revue Side by Side by Sondheim in 1976, and made her Broadway debut when the show transferred to New York a year later, receiving a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.


On television, Julia co-starred with Irene Handl in the ITV sitcom Maggie and Her. However, she went on to greater popularity with television viewers as Hester in the 1980s ITV sitcom Fresh Fields opposite Anton Rodgers.


“Oh Eamonn – I didn't even go home to change!”

Screenshots of Julia McKenzie This Is Your Life

programme details...

  • Edition No: 581
  • Subject No: 578
  • Broadcast date: Wed 2 Dec 1981
  • Broadcast time: 7-7.30pm
  • Recorded: Mon 26 Oct 1981
  • Venue: Royalty Theatre
  • Series: 22
  • Edition: 8
  • Code Name: Neighbour

on the guest list...

  • Irene Handl
  • Gareth Hunt
  • Jerry Harte - husband
  • Susan Kramer
  • Jenny Wren
  • Bob Sessions
  • Olivia Breeze
  • Laurel Ford
  • Jonathan Cecil
  • Peter Gale
  • Anna Sharkey
  • David Robb
  • Margaret Lawrence
  • Kathleen - mother
  • Percy Grint
  • Una Stubbs
  • Paul Eddington
  • John Turner
  • Lee Remick
  • Filmed tributes:
  • Ginger Rogers
  • Lonnie Donegan
  • Ned Sherrin
  • Ray Cook
  • David Kernan
  • Millicent Martin
  • Lucy – aunt

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production team...

  • Researcher: John Graham
  • Writers: Tom Brennand, Roy Bottomley
  • Directors: Paul Stewart Laing, Terry Yarwood
  • Producer: Jack Crawshaw
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 22 subjects: Bob Champion > Bill Fraser > Wayne Sleep > Ian Botham > Cannon and Ball > Rob Buckman > Angela Rippon > Julia McKenzie > Jackie Milburn > Paul Shane > Peter Adamson > Kiri Te Kanawa > Mickie Most > Anita Harris > Mike Brace > Faith Brown > Robin Bailey > Rod Hull > Bob Monkhouse > John Toshack > Wally Herbert > Joe Gormley > Roger Whittaker > Alan Whicker > Peter Davison > Douglas Bader