Quote: "Cubby Broccoli called me into his office and asked me if I wanted to be Bond." Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke reveals he was considered for the role of 007 when producers were looking for Sean Connery's replacement.
Quote: "I can't deny that I used to grab an umbrella and think 'I could take off with the right winds' as a kid. I think I could play her if they remade it. Russell could play Bert. He'd have less trouble with the accent than me." Katy Perry jokes about her and husband Russell Brand starring in a remake of Mary Poppins.
Quote: "The British have been kidding me about my Cockney accent for 40 years. You know why? They gave me a coach who was Irish - Pat O'Malley." Actor Dick Van Dyke on his efforts to play a London chimney sweep in Mary Poppins.
Quote: "My natural body is like (skinny Mary Poppins star) Dick Van Dyke's, so it's a lot of eating for me - a lot of protein. Shift a large bovine into my living room and I'll just take a fork and knife to it." Actor Ryan Reynolds on how he bulks up for action man roles.
Quote: "I wasn't quite sure if I deserved it and, who knew, it might have been a fluke, or something like that, so I kept it in my attic for a long time... It just seemed wrong to show it off." Julie Andrews felt she didn't deserve her 1965 Best Actress Oscar for her first film, Mary Poppins.
Fact: British theatre impresario CAMERON MACKINTOSH has cancelled plans to stage an opening night party after the official debut of musical Mary Poppins in New York on 16 November (06) and will contribute $200,000 (GBP111,100) to children's charities instead.
Quote: "It's pro-truth. It's no more anti-British than Mary Poppins." THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY star PADRAIC DELANEY defends Ken Loach's film against pro- Irish Republican Army (IRA) criticisms.