Julie Stewart is the most interesting person of Jane French
We meet Juliet on the street she was born in; a charming and humble street thriving with activity and community. At one point we stopped filming to chat to the curious mix of residents, missionaries and the BBC Radio reporter who had gathered.
The street is called Popple Street, it’s where Juliet was born, and very nearly died.
Check out the extended conversation between Jane and Jullie on returning to Sheffield to make her feature film
Stuart Acker Holt
The Five Questions
What is your name and what would you say people best know you for?
My names Julie Stewart, and also known as Juliet Ellis because I was an actress and performer. I suppose people know me best for being a creative and funny woman, with some strong principles.
Where are we and why is this place interesting for you?
I’ve brought you to Popple Street, the street I was born on. I love this place because it’s so alive, something’s always happening. I was born in the house at number 85 and almost died during child birth, so it also represents something profound in my personal life.
If there was one piece of music the world should hear which piece would that be?
I went to see the film Incendies and was mesmerised by Grégoire Hetzel’s score, quite apart from the film. I downloaded when I got home and could not stop listening to it.
Who is the Most Interesting person you know in Sheffield and why?
It would be my brother Anthony. He’s a complex guy and I find his so compelling I’ve already made two films about him.