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Julie Graham

Published: 22nd November 2020

Julie dressed up as a kid next to modern day Julie.

Julie Graham is an actress and writer, known for Shetland, Survivors, Benidorm and The Bletchley Circle. Doctor Who fans will recognise her as Ravio in the episode Ascension of the Cybermen.  We grabbed a few minutes to ask her about her Best Days Out.


Montage of Julie Graham portraits

Much-loved actress and mum Julie Graham


Tell us about what you’re up to at the moment…


I am currently writing a TV series called Dun Breedin – about the ups and downs of being a 21st Century menopausal woman.


KidRated says” Dun Breedin is a 9 part 10 minute per episode drama with funny bits. Set in Brighton it explores the experiences of a group of women who have formed and and forged relationships through marriages, births, deaths, depression, loss, domestic violence and wine, Lots of wine.I t is a hot, sweaty, flushy and brutally honest show about the taboo subject that is the menopause.



Click on the video below to watch. Not for kids!




What was your favourite place to visit in London as a kid and why?


As a kid I loved Madame Tussauds. In particular the Chamber of Horrors. I was quite a macabre child! I loved the thrill of being scared.


Julie Graham with hat and stole

Who would have guessed young Julie would grow up to become an actress?


What is your favourite place to eat with the family?


An Italian restaurant called Pinocchio’s in Brighton. Super family friendly! We’ve had most family birthday’s/celebrations there since our kids were tiny. Delicious food. Classic!



Where in the UK would you recommend to another family?


Brighton! It really does have everything for a lovely family day out. The beach, the Pier,  a great outdoor pool and play park, ice-cream and the best fish and chips!



A montage of Brighton's famous landmarks including The Lanes; The Pavilion; The Beach; The SeaFront & The Pier

The Lanes; The Pavilion; The Beach; The SeaFront & The Pier

I also love The Jurassic Coast and the New Forest for camping and wild swimming.






Name THREE places you love going with your kids


The South Bank in London – tons to do!



Camping anywhere.




And….Cornwall – for the beaches!



Young Julie Graham on the beach in her costume and posing next to a deckchair

Beach-loving Julie found it easy to make friendships as a kid!



Bus, Tube, Taxi, Walk or Cycle?




Two iconic red buses on Westminster Bridge



Give us a tip or London life-hack…


London libraries have beautiful reading rooms if you want to get away from the hurly burly (and great toilets)



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