Julie Walters to host Classic FM show

Much-loved actress Julie Walters will host a new series of Turning Points on Classic FM in the UK. The programme examines important moments in the history of classical music.

It is the second series of Turning Points, with seven programmes planned. The careers Maria Callas and Nigel Kennedy will both feature in the first episode, as will the life of abbess Hildegard of Bingen.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the Classic FM team and to present the new Turning Points series,” commented Walters. “It’s going to be fascinating to uncover the stories behind the biggest moments in classical music history, so I can’t wait to join all the listeners as we embark on this journey of discovery together.”

Walters is perhaps best known for her role as Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise, as well as her work in other hit films like Mama Mia! and Billy Elliot. In the UK she’s been a household name for many years, thanks to her partnership with UK comedian and playwright Victoria Wood.

Turning Points begins on 2 March.