Articles Tagged 'Mary Poppins'

Actress Emily Mortimer attends the 11th Annual Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner at Balthazar on April 18, 2016 in New York City.

Emily Mortimer to Play Jane Banks in ‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel

Disney has added another Emily to the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, their upcoming sequel to the classic 1964 film. While Girl on a Train‘s Emily Blunt has the unenviable task of stepping into Julie Andrews‘ shoes as the titular nanny, Variety is reporting that Shutter Island star Emily Mortimer will play her former charge Jane Banks. And no, she’s […]

“An Evening With Julie Andrews” Media Call

Julie Andrews Reacts to Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins

Emily Blunt admits to having some “trepidation” taking on the iconic role of Mary Poppins in the upcoming film Mary Poppins Returns, but her mind has been put at ease. Blunt recently talked about getting feedback from Dame Julie Andrews, who starred as the magical nanny in the 1964 Disney film. She didn’t speak to Andrews directly but did hear from […]


Emily Blunt is Mary Poppins in Disney’s New Sequel

There were almost certainly a fair few eyebrows raised when Disney announced that they were making a sequel to their classic 1964 movie Mary Poppins. How, after all, could anyone possibly hope to emulate or replace the great Julie Andrews in the title role? But we think the skeptics may well be given pause for thought […]

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 […]


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 […]


First Look: Emma Thompson as ‘Mary Poppins’ Author P.L. Travers

Emma Thompson takes on the complex role of Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers in Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks starring opposite Tom Hanks as Walt Disney. Thompson describes the role as challenging, telling Time Magazine, “She’s the most difficult person I’ve ever played.” The Oscar-winning actress has tackled many complex characters like Margaret Schlegel in Howards […]

Voldemort vs. Mary Poppins at the London Games

Who would you put your money on: Lord Voldemort vs. Mary Poppins? Bet you never expected those two names to be in the same sentence? Well, neither did we but multiple news outlets including Gawker and the Times of London (subscription only) are reporting 30 Mary Poppins will be challenging a 40-foot Voldemort as part […]

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