Julie trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and worked as an actress (national tours, rep and West End) for over 20 years, writer (commissions from Initial for her film script Ackee & Gefilte Fish and Channel 4 for her comedy drama with Flaminia Cinque, First Generation) and producer of The Busker Symphony by Benjamin Till, four short films for Channel 4.
In 2012 she did the Stage One New Producer's Workshop as part of developing devised musical The H Word. In 2013, with the support of Stage One, she founded The Producers' Pool, now run by the wonderful Chris Grady - the first monthly networking event for new producers (facebook.com/producerspool or follow on twitter @producerspool).
Her first show was Miss Havisham's Expectations by Di Sherlock which starred Linda Marlowe at Trafalgar Studios 2014/15.
She has been working with Showstopper! The Improvised Musical since 2008 and became one of its producers for the Olivier Award-winning West End run at the Apollo Theatre in 2015. In the same year she also became associate producer on Lin Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights which ran for over a year at the King’s Cross Theatre winning multiple Olivier Awards.
She subsequently associate produced Sideshow with Paul Taylor-Mills at Southwark Playhouse in 2016. In the same year she won the Stage One Bursary for emerging producers. In March 2017 she associate produced Chinglish with Tim Johanson Productions at Park Theatre. This was followed by acting as general manager for Judy! in its West End run at the Arts Theatre. Since then she has been associate producer on the Number One tours of Strangers On A Train and Abigail's Party and, in partnership with Francesca Moody Productions, Do Our Best and Baby Reindeer which won a Fringe First in Edinburgh in 2019 and then an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre for its run at The Bush. She was co-producer of Peter Pan and producer of The Snow Queen at Park Theatre in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Her revival of Sarah-Louise Young's Julie, Madly, Deeply Off Broadway at 59E59 Theatres in the same year was a sell-out hit. She is the producer of Yes Queens, the West End's first female led improvised comedy night which had multiple seasons at the Boulevard Theatre and has since played Brighton Fringe, Hope Fest Manchester and BAC, among others. She also produces the improvised folk play with music, These Folk, created by Justin Brett and Susan Harrison. She is currently developing/working on multiple projects including the musical, Bollywood Rose by Sumerah and Ajay Srivastav.
Since the 1990’s, Julie has had a parallel career in event management, PR, marketing, Business Development and Sponsorship Sales.
Since 2015 she has worked with Lewisham Children's Charity, Montage Theatre Arts and is currently its Funding Director. She is also Business Director for Inc Arts, a charity championing anti-racism in the UK's cultural sector.