Julie Christie was born in 1941 in India. She grew up on her father's tea plantation, and was sent to England for her education, training for the theatre at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
Having spent the first three or four years of her career on the British stage her big break came with the leading role in the British television series A For Andromeda (1961). Her first film role was in1962 in The Fast Lady followed by such films as Billy Liar, Darling, Doctor Zhivago, Young Cassidy, Fahrenheit 451, Far From The Madding Crowd, Petulia, McCabe and Mrs Miller, The Go-Between, Don’t Look Back, Shampoo, Nashville, Demon Seed and Heaven Can Wait.
Karen Robinson, writing in The Sunday Times said that Julie Christie " takes a lively tone that relishes the detailed scenes — a country wedding, a smart ball — and sees the absurdity in trying to be happy while married to a dull doctor in Normandy. But the story is as riveting as ever, as Emma Bovary tries, first, intense romantic fantasy, then passionate but doomed love affairs."