Julie Legrand (born in Pitlochry, Scotland) is a British television, film, and stage actress best known for her role as Jeanette Dunkley on Footballers' Wives and Footballers' Wives: Extra Time. On both of these television shows, she is credited as a main cast member. She has also guest starred in a wide variety of British television shows, as well as stage productions.
Julie Legrand was married in 2005 to Simon Clark, a sound engineer who has worked on numerous TV and films including Waking the Dead, the BAFTA Award winning drama Kelly and a number of years ago Challenge Anneka.
Along with her television work, Legrand has had numerous successes within theatre, most recently in See How They Run and has also starred in Fiddler on the Roof in the West End at The Savoy theatre and as the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz, along with the films One for the Road, Prick Up Your Ears, and Water. She also toured Britain in the RSC's Romeo and Juliet as The Nurse.
She played the role of Madame Morrible in the West End production of Wicked. She began performances on 29 March 2010, replacing Harriet Thorpe. After a lengthy run, Legrand exited the show on 27 October 2012, and was replaced by Louise Plowright on Oct. 29, 2012. in 2014-2015 Legrand portrayed Electra in Gypsy at the Chichester Festival Theatre and the subsequent transfer to the Savoy Theatre in London.
In 2016 she played Mrs. Malaprop in Sheridan's The Rivals in Bristol and Glasgow.
- Angels (1 episode, 1980)
- Play for Today (1 episode, 1984)
- 4 Play (1 episode, 1989)
- Coasting (1 episode, 1990)
- El C.I.D. (1 episode, 1991)
- The House of Bernarda Alba (1991)
- Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (2 episodes, 1992)
- Inspector Morse (1 episode, 1993)
- Kavanagh QC (1 episode, 1999)
- Starting Out (1999)
- Bad Girls (1 episode, 2000)
- North Square (1 episode, 2000)
- Fields of Gold (2002)
- Casualty (1 episode, 2002)
- Night and Day (2001)
- Footballers' Wives (10 episodes, 2002–2005)
- The Bill (4 episodes, 1992–2005)
- Footballers' Wives: Extra Time (7 episodes, 2006)
- Doctors (1 episode, 2009)
- Doctor Who (1 episode, 2010)
- Holby City (6 episodes, 1999–2010)
- "Titus Opens May 30 at London's Shakespeare Globe" - Playbill Archived 5 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- "Footballers Wives Star Transfers To Watford" - British Theatre Guide Archived 7 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- "Julie is nursing ambitions" - BNET[permanent dead link]
- "Casting announced for The Wizard of Oz" - London Theatre
- "A CurtainUp London Review: See How They Run" - Curtain Up
- "Wizard of Oz Begins Performances at London's Royal Festival Hall July 23" - Playbill Archived 5 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- "Romeo and Juliet at the Theatre Royal, Brighton" - Times Online
- "Mead gets Wicked" - Official London Theatre Guide