Scottish screen star Julie Graham's early years were spent with her mum Betty, who raised her alone in Irvine, Ayrshire, after her husband left when Julie was little. When Julie was eight Betty married again, to writer and broadcaster David Webster, but succumbed to lung cancer when her daughter was in her late teens. Her mother's death, Julie says, spurred her to try and make the most of her life and she moved to London determined to become an actress. Before getting into acting, however, she worked in a law office and as a receptionist at a strip club - something she describes as "my first acting job". Her extensive TV credits include Bonekickers, Survivors and The Bill. She's also appeared in comedy movie Nuns On The Run, Some Voices, opposite Daniel Craig, and the romantic drama With Or Without You. While working on William And Mary she fell for her London-born co-star Joseph Bennet. The pair, who were married in 2002 and have two daughters - Edie May, born in 2004, and Cyd Betty, born 2006 - live in Brighton in a formerly derelict Victorian house they renovated together from scratch.