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    Published on 18th May 2009 07:02  Number of Views: 6372 
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    Written by Kenan
    Manchester Evening News. May 18, 2009

    When Julie Westwood isn’t pottering in her garden she transforms into a figure well-known to children all over the world.



    Julie plays Bessie Busybody in the hit international children’s TV series LazyTown – a bustling do-gooder whose voice and life-size puppet are immediately identifiable. Identifiable, that is, to children "and anyone with young children," she explains in between sorting out her Bolton garden. Julie, in her 50s, has to take advantage of her time at home because she spends a large part of each year in Iceland, where LazyTown is filmed. ...
    Published on 27th October 2008 13:55  Number of Views: 1586 
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    This Is Lancashire. 27th October 2008

    The Bolton actress behind Bessie BusyBody in the hit children’s TV show LazyTown has been particularly busy for the past few months. Julie Westwood, who both voices and operates the puppet character in the popular C-Beebies series, has been spending her spare time during the national LazyTown tour arranging for the opening of a new gallery in the town centre.

    Her biggest challenge has been hunting for the artwork to fill it. ...
    Published on 7th March 2008 13:36  Number of Views: 1674 
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    The Bolton News. 7th March 2008

    For actress Julie Westwood, the trip from Bolton to Iceland is a familiar one. The TV star has just packed her bags and will today embark on the annual journey, which will see her become one of the most popular characters on children's TV. Since 2004, she has played Bessie Busybody in the hit C-Beebies TV show LazyTown. Every year, she spends time in studios just outside Reykjavik where the hit show is created.

    Julie is both the voice, played with a mid-American drawl, and the operator behind the character in the international series which combines computer generated images, puppets and live characters. "It's all great fun", she explained, just prior to her latest seven-week filming trip, "and I just love Iceland - it's fabulous!" ...
    Published on 2nd December 2007 10:30  Number of Views: 1735 
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    Getlazy in association with LazyTown LiveJournal, December 2007


    Question 1: "We have noticed that Julianna who plays Stephanie is growing up rather quickly and seems to be a tall girl now. Will you carry on using the current ...
    Published on 2nd April 2007 14:19  Number of Views: 1553 
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    Band Pro. April 2007

    "For LazyTown, we needed lenses that would pump the image as little as possible while pulling the focus", explains cinematographer Tómas Örn Tómasson. "We also needed sharp, high resolution lenses for a good, high quality key when we shoot on green screen. The Zeiss DigiPrimes were perfect." ...
    Published on 1st July 2006 08:14  Number of Views: 3389 
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    Written by Jon Barrett
    Tony Kids, July 1st, 2006

    New Yorker Julianna Rose Mauriello, 14, star of Nickelodeon's LazyTown, talks with TONY Kids about her hit show, working in Iceland and her recent Emmy nomination.


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    Published on 20th March 2006 17:56  Number of Views: 1914 
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    Nicksplat, March 20th, 2006



    1. How old are you? You surely must be older than the 8-year-old character you play on the show? Do you have any difficulties playing a 8 year old?
    I am 14, and turning 15 on May 26th. Sometimes it is difficult being a teenager and playing a child ...
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