Julia’s best known for roles in Press Gang, Absolutely Fabulous and Pride and Prejudice.
Her big break was playing Lynda Day in the Steven Moffat penned Press Gang, alongside Dexter Fletcher as Spike.
She went on to play Hannah in five series of sitcom Second Thoughts and then took another classic role, playing Saffy in Absolutely Fabulous, with Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley.
After Pride and Prejudice her career continued to go from strength to strength. Her comedy roles continued and she also appeared in a film adaptation of the classic book Wind in the Willows.
She provided a voice for Nick Park film Chicken Run, as Ginger, and in 2003 she took over from Caroline Quentin as Jonathan Creek's lovely assistant. Julia also starred with Richard E Grant in a series of TV adverts.