Articles Tagged 'Julie Andrews'

Julie Andrews (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Happy 80th Birthday, Julie Andrews!

Today (October 1) is the 80th birthday of a giant of modern entertainment. Julie Andrews has been wowing audiences on stage and screen since her teens—her West End debut was in 1948—and will remain a firm favorite of children everywhere thanks to two particularly iconic performances. She’s a true all-rounder, a multiple award-winning actress and […]

Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins (Photo: Disney)

Disney is Working on a Sequel to ‘Mary Poppins’

Before we start, let’s just all agree that whatever comes to pass with the information discussed in this particular story, nothing could ever dent the joy and majesty of Mary Poppins. It won Julie Andrews an Academy Award, it’s an eternal childhood classic and if there’s a more optimistically mournful lament in the Disney canon […]

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WATCH: 17 British Celebs Starring on ‘Sesame Street’

The Sesame Street theme song asks the age-old question, “Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?” The directions might be a little tricky if coming from the U.K., but some of our favorite British actors and singers have made their way to the famous street. Julie Andrews kicked off the trend in […]

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5 British Actresses Who Were Child Stars

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child, a United Nations initiative to highlight some of the challenges that face young girls in particular, all over the world. These include gender inequality, access to education, legal rights and so on. And it’s timely that this should roll around now, given that it’s less than […]

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Snapshot: 50 Years of Dame Julie Andrews

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the classic Disney musical Mary Poppins — and as such, it’s also fifty years since Dame Julie Andrews first appeared on screen. Here’s a look back at the Surrey-born actress and singer’s five decade career in pictures: See more: Julie Andrews to Bring One of Her Children’s […]

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Brits with Birthdays: Kate Winslet Turns 38, and More

Kate Winslet, the English lovely who won an Oscar for Best Actress in The Reader (2008) and has been nominated another five times, celebrates her 38th birthday this Saturday, Oct. 6. The actress, who has also starred in Sense and Sensibility, Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Finding Neverland and more, is currently pregnant with her third child. The father is Ned Rocknroll (born […]

Oi! Katy Perry! Hands Off Mary Poppins!

OK, this might start off looking like a slightly Ameriphenic news story, perhaps, but bear with me, the point will become clear. Katy Perry has been talking to the Daily Mirror about Mary Poppins, the 1964 Disney classic that stars Julie Andrews (British), David Tomlinson (British), is set in London (Britain) and features what is […]

Julie Andrews to Bring One of Her Children’s Books to the Stage

There is just no stopping Dame Julie Andrews. The 75-year-old British actress, who’s collected a host of awards, including several Golden Globes plus an Oscar throughout her five-plus decades in the entertainment business, always seems to have something in the works. And coming up next for Andrews is a musical adaptation based on her and […]

2011 Grammy Recap: Muse Triumphs, Florence and Mumford Miss Out

Sunday night’s (February 13) telecast of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, was one of the most random ceremonies in recent years. But isn’t that why we watch year after year? We somehow still crave the show’s chaotic excitement. And somehow we’re still thriving on the eclectic energy […]

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