Emily Blunt will star as everyone’s favourite Nanny in the sequel.
Production has commenced on the highly anticipated Mary Poppins Returns and Walt Disney Studios have finally revealed some exciting plot details.
Filming is currently underway at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England and the musical is scheduled for release on December 25, 2018.
Emily Blunt stars in Mary Poppins Returns
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Blunt will play the magical nanny in sequel 'Mary Poppins Returns'.
Emily Blunt has some very big shoes to fill when she steps into the role of Mary Poppins in the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns. But the actress, who will begin filming the sequel early next year, has already been given the backing of the legendary Julie Andrews, who first played the role in 1964.
Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins is Julie Andrews approved
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly Blunt said that Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall had spoken to Andrews and she’d given the actress her stamp of approval. “Rob said he was in the Hamptons, and he saw [Andrews], and he said, ‘It’s top secret, but Emily Blunt’s playing Mary Poppins and she went, ‘Oh, wonderful!’” Blunt revealed.
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The 80 year old actress will star in 'Julie's Greenroom', coming to Netflix in early 2017.
Julie Andrews has landed her first starring role in nearly ten years courtesy of Netflix. The streaming giant is teaming her up with The Jim Henson Company for a new puppet-based show aimed at pre-schoolers.
Vanity Fair reported that the new series will be called ‘Julie’s Greenroom’, which began filming in May and is due to premiere on Netflix in early 2017. Andrews is to star as ‘Ms. Julie’, the headmistress of a performing arts school attended by “a new generation of kids known as the ‘Greenies,'” represented by a slew of newly-designed puppets from Henson’s workshop.
Julie Andrews is to front a Netflix children's show
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Parker was nominated for an Oscar on three occasions, but she is best known for her portrayal as the Baroness in the 1965 musical
Eleanor Parker, an esteemed actress with a rich history of well-received performances from a career stretching over 50 decades, has passed away due to complications from pneumonia at a medical facility close to Palm Springs, California. The renowned actress was 91-years-old upon her death, with Variety first releasing the news of her passing.
Beginning in 1941 with an unused bit part in They Died with Their Boots On and lasting until her appearance in the TV movie Dead on the Money in 1991, Parker was one of the best know actresses of her time in the 1950's and 60's. In her 50's heyday, Parker was nominated for an Academy Award three times, all for Best Actress, but it is her role in the timeless movie version of Rogers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music that she is known best for today.
Her role as The Baroness, who was left behind by Christopher Plummer's Captain Von Trapp for Julie Andrews' Maria in the film, has made sure that she has been remembered to this day, however Parker was an well-regarded and wide ranging actress in her day.
Critical and audience reception for the live broadcast has been mixed
The hills were alive last night, as NBC broadcast the live stage version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic stage show The Sound of Music. Favouring the original stage production over the 1965 movie version, the three hour showcase was one of the biggest talking points in America and managed to draw in a considerable audience number throughout its broadcast, but was it actually any good?
The show received a mixed reception from viewers and critics alike
The live broadcast was the second highest trending topic on micro-blogging site Twitter, falling just behind the death of former South Africa president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandella. On Twitter, audiences at home wrote of their approval or disapproval throughout the broadcast, with the overall view of the production being skewered down the middle as to whether it was any good. Some people loved it, and were particularly full of praise for Underwood, whilst others loathed the production, and were critical of the lead performance from the country star.
Taking on the legendary role hasn't gone quite as swimmingly as Underwood had planned...
It appears as though Carrie Underwood is getting quite a lot of hate tweets for taking on the role of Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music remake. And while her live performance is only week away, she’s still getting pejorative messages via Twitter.
Carrie Underwood has received some Twitter-based grief surrounding her role in The Sound of Music
"I get hate tweets and stuff like, 'You're not Julie Andrews!'" Underwood, who is 30-years-old, told Entertainment Weekly. "I know I'm not Julie. Nobody is and I would never pretend that I was… I know my place."
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The star of the timeless 1965 musical has given Underwood her blessing to take on Maria
NBC have lined up a very special treat for musical lovers this Christmas, albeit one that initially aroused warning when its lead role was announced. Whilst some people have seen the appointment of Carrie Underwood to portray the kindly nun Maria in their live broadcast of The Sound of Music as a poor casting decision, one person who thinks she'll make a great Maria is the woman who launched the character into the instantly recognisable character she is today: Julie Andrews.
Andrews thinks Underwood is more than worthy as a successor
Andrews has given Underwood her blessing to take on the iconic role, with the star of the 1965 version of the play insisting that her country-singing successor has all the right qualities for Maria.
The actress and singer Burnett was honoured in front of a host of famous faces at the Kennedy Centre on Sunday, 20 October
Carol Burnett was recognised for her decades-long achievements in the entertainment industry with the prestigious Mark Twain Award. The 80-year-old singer, actress, satirist and comedienne was honoured in front of friends, family and admirers at the event, held in NWashington D.C.'s Kennedy Centre on Sunday, 20 October.
The ear-tugging Burnett became the 16th recipient of the Mark Twain Award
"I'm overwhelmed, totally overwhelmed," the star of the long-running The Carol Burnett Show told reporters prior to the start the award ceremony (via Reuters). "I just hope after tonight they'll knock me down a few pegs because I think I'm getting a really big head."
The hills are set to be alive with the sound of Carrie Underwood, when the country-pop star takes on the role of Maria Von Trapp in the upcoming TV adaption of the Sound of Music.
The former American Idol winner will take on the famous role in a new TV production for NBC, based on the much-loved Broadway original. The latest adaptation will see Underwood perform live over a three-hour broadcast, set to air next year, a network executive revealed yesterday (Nov 30th).
The TV adaption is being produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the production team behind NBC’s well-received musical series Smash, as well as having helmed the acclaimed film versions of musical hits Chicago and Hairspray, so there's few worries over whether those in charge will know what they're doing. The pair are also in charge of the upcoming Academy Awards Ceremony in February, so expect a song and dance or two for then.
The iconic dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz has been sold at auction for $480,000. The auction house Julien’s Auctions have revealed that the blue and white gingham pinafore fetched the staggering sum during a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia. It was the highest priced item in the auction, which attracted bids from across the globe. The auction ended on Saturday (November 10, 2012).
Other memorable items to have sold included Steve McQueen’s racing jacket, which went for $50,000. The purple skirt worn by Marilyn Monroe in River of No Return sold for a similar amount and the dress worn by Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music brought in $38,400. All unarguably impressive figures, but not a patch on Judy Garland’s ‘Dorothy’ dress. Sunglasses were another popular item, fetching relatively high sums The shades worn by Jean Reno in Leon sold $8,320, whilst Johnny Depp’s glasses went for $3,250.
There’s no news on who’s purchased the items or what use they’re intended for. We think anyone walking down the street wearing Dorothy’s dress would look a little incongruous in this day and age. Though, if you had the sparkly red shoes to match and a tin man, a lion and scarecrow in your entourage, you could at least convince people that you were off to a fancy dress party. Steve McQueen’s biker jacket though? Well, on the right person, there will most likely never be a time when that just doesn’t look insanely cool.
Derek Thompson is a minor league ice hockey player with the nickname 'The Tooth Fairy', racking up penalty minutes is one of his favourite past times. The more damage he does to the opposing team, the more his fans love him. When Derek is sentenced to one week of being the real tooth fairy for admonishing a child's dreams.
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Up until recently Gru has always been the number one supervillain until a tremendously nerdy supervillain called Vector takes his crown. Now sworn archenemies Gru must come up with a plan that's so devious that Vector will never be able to outdo him Gru plans to steal the moon!
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No matter: She acquits herself far better here, namely ecause she has nearly no lines. This is Dudley Moore's show: An absurd and hopelessly dated bit of slapstick about Moore's showbiz star facing a midlife crisis. Zoom, he's off to Mexico, where he daydreams about Derek (in those hideous braids) at length. Blake Edwards made worse films than this, but his comic timing is all wrong, exiled to long bouts of non-sequitur gags, such as Moore's run-in with dentistry.
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The sequel begins where part one left off. Ogre Shrek (Mike Myers) and his now equally ogre-rific wife Fiona (Cameron Diaz) embark on a hilarious honeymoon montage, complete with mermaid-tossing. They return to find Donkey (Eddie Murphy) still fulfilling his role as "annoying talking animal." Before they can kick him out, however, they receive an invitation from Fiona's parents, King Harold (John Cleese) and Queen Lillian (Julie Andrews), who want to meet their daughter's new husband. Unfortunately, they didn't see the first film, and have no idea that their daughter is now permanently of the green persuasion, as is their new son-in-law.
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Funny thing is: The Sound of Music doesn't need protection from critics. Yes, it's schmaltzy, but it's not nearly as schmaltzy as, say, Titanic. Yes it has all those adorable kids and all those adorable songs and even a cute puppet show stuck right in the middle of it, but it also has grit, drama, and some harrowing moments. Hell, it's got Nazis racing around in big black cars! It is a total cinematic experience, and one that benefits greatly from technological advances that let you enjoy its lavish sights and sounds on a big TV screen with big surround speakers that make it feel like Julie Andrews is embracing your or the Nazis are sneaking up on you from behind.
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Problem #1 can be seen in a premise: It's a film that no self-respecting studio head should have ever greenlit, but inexplicably somebody did. Who in their right mind could have thought that anyone would want to see a musical about Mata Hari? Not even the real Mata Hari, but a Mata Hari-like character plying her trade during World War I.
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Andrews is just perfect in the title role, a mystical nanny who literally falls from the London sky and into the lives of two lonely children in 1910. The kids desperately need some kind of attention. Their father (David Tomlinson) is a workaholic, brown-nosing banker, who treats his kids as two obstacles in keeping an orderly home. Mom (Glynis Johns) is no better, a dingbat who prefers supporting social causes to spending time with her kids. Funny how little things have changed, huh?
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1st October, 1935
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