The most iconic actress from “The Sound of Music,” and the most beloved, Dame Julie Andrews is still out there making movies. Although her role as the singing nun-turned-nanny-turned-mother Maria and her role as “Mary Poppins” are her most famous, Andrews would go on to star in films directed by accomplished filmmakers, including Alfred Hitchcock, Garry Marshall, and Blake Edwards, who she would be married to for just over 40 years until his death. At the turn of the century, Andrews would breathe new life into her career, with starring roles in the “Eloise” made-for-TV films (which earned her an Emmy nomination), “The Princess Diaries” series, and a live television performance of “On Golden Pond,” where she starred opposite Christopher Plummer once more.
Later, Andrews lent her talents to voice work, appearing as Queen Lillian in the “Shrek” films, landing a small role in “Aquaman,” and narrating various other productions including “Enchanted,” “Great Performances,” “The King’s Daughter,” and Netflix’s “Bridgerton” as Lady Whistledown. Besides her television and stage work, Andrews developed her own educational pre-school series for Netflix called “Julie’s Greenroom,” where she stars as the titular Miss Julie. The show features various guests, including Idina Menzel of “Wicked” fame, Alec Baldwin, Josh Groban, and members of Cirque du Soleil. Although Andrews cameoed in “Saving Mr. Banks,” she declined for “Mary Poppins Returns,” wanting it to be Emily Blunt’s show. A queen as always!