Julie Walters wraps up for TV comeback alongside body double

Dame Julie Walters, 72, wraps up warm for her TV comeback four years after her cancer battle – as she’s seen filming with her body double

Judging by the cosy coats and hot water bottles, Dame Julie Walters’ latest acting job is proving to be a labour of love.

The actress, 72, was seen filming a drama series for Channel 4 on a bracing day at the seaside.

Truelove is Dame Julie’s first major TV project for six years and since revealing she battled bowel cancer in 2018.

The actress, 72, was seen filming a drama series for Channel 4 alongside her body double

The actress, 72, was seen filming a drama series for Channel 4 alongside her body double

Truelove is Dame Julie¿s first major TV project for six years and since revealing she battled bowel cancer in 2018

Truelove is Dame Julie’s first major TV project for six years and since revealing she battled bowel cancer in 2018

Walters return to the small screen will see her star alongside Sue Johnston (pictured), 78

Walters return to the small screen will see her star alongside Sue Johnston (pictured), 78

She stars as Phil, a retired police chief who reconnects with her teenage sweetheart, Ken, played by American actor Clarke Peters, 70.

After reuniting at a funeral, the pair and their friends – including characters played by Sue Johnston, 78 and Peter Egan, 75 – make a pact that if one of them falls ill they will engineer a dignified death.

Dame Julie and the cast were filming in a chilly Burnham-On-Sea in Somerset. She was also seen alongside her body double in identical clothes and with matching hair.

The star said: ‘I had basically withdrawn from acting and wasn’t sure that anything could tempt me back, but then I read Truelove. I adore Phil – smart, funny and hard-edged.’