Mary Poppins Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


12th September 2013

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.


6th May 2011

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.


5th May 2011

Fact: Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke suffers from claustrophobia.


8th November 2010

Fact: Actor Michael Sheen's cousin Caroline is currently touring the U.S. as the lead in stage musical Mary Poppins.


6th November 2010

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.


2nd April 2008

Quote: "I had an incredible range, and dogs really would come running." Mary Poppins star DAME Julie Andrews recalls her extraordinary singing voice.


19th November 2007

Fact: Mary Poppins actress Julie Andrews is set for a return to the stage - after signing up as musical director for a Broadway adaptation of her book, THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL.


16th February 2007

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.


27th January 2007

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.


27th October 2006

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.


22nd June 2006

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.


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