A great advocate for movements like Buy Nothing Day, Julie drove an old bottle green Toyota Hilux. I always had a great respect for her, particularly for the way in which she remained true to herself while living in a town, in awe of fame and status.
I recall seeing her for the first few times on the big screen. Working with directors like Jean-Luc Godard and Krzysztof Kieślowski, both of whom were a great influence on my work during my art school years. Later co-staring with Ethan Hawke, Before Sunrise became a personal favourite. Not only for it’s use of real time intimacy but also for the way in which it explores coincidence and fate.
Aside from acting, Julie had the ability to use any medium on hand to express her thoughts and ideas. I got to know her as a painter, a writer, a singer and even a photographer. In her handbag she kept a collapsible vintage Polaroid, which would spontaneously appear in her hands during moments of inspiration. At night, she would sing and play guitar. Writing love ballads, and eventually releasing her own album the following year.