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Disney legends cast in The Lion King & Mary Poppins Returns

20 February 2017 3:52 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Over the weekend, Disney made a couple of important cast announcements for both of their hotly anticipated offerings, The Lion King and Mary Poppins. Disney had already created a buzz with the announcement of these two remakes which has now skyrocketed for these re-imagined childhood favourites. The stakes are high for Disney, so only the best acting talents will do.

In the case you have been living under a rock of late, The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau will be taking the helm of the all new live-action reimaging from Disney, The Lion King. After the huge success of The Oscar-nominated The Jungle Book last year which saw critics and audiences salivating over the Favreau’s visually stunning production it was a complete no-brainer that he should be leading the pack.

Related: Jon Favreau on The Jungle Book

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- Zehra Phelan

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Angela Lansbury joins the cast of Mary Poppins Returns

19 February 2017 10:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Legendary actress Angela Lansbury will return to work at Disney for the in-production movie sequel, Mary Poppins Returns.

The film, which is now shooting at Shepperton Studios in the UK, also stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep and Dick Van Dyke.

Lansbury, who has worked with the House of Mouse on the likes of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, as well as the 1990s version of Beauty and the Beast, will play the character of Balloon Lady in the film.

Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in Pl Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, »

- Paul Heath

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Angela Lansbury joins Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns

19 February 2017 6:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that legendary actress Angela Lansbury is set to appear in Disney’s upcoming sequel Mary Poppins Returns.

Lansbury, who has previously worked with Disney on Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Beauty and the Beast, is set to portray the Balloon Lady, a character “who wreaks helium havoc in the park during one of Mary Poppins’ outing with the Banks children.” The character was first introduced as the Balloon Woman in the second book of author P.L. Travers’ book series, Mary Poppins Comes Back.

Mary Poppins Returns is being directed by Rob Marshall (Into the Woods) and sees Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train) taking on the title role alongside Ben Whishaw (Spectre), Emily Mortimer (Hugo), Julie Walters (Harry Potter), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins), Pixie Davies (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Nathanael Saleh (Game of Thrones), Angela Lansbury (Murder, »

- Gary Collinson

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Newswire: Angela Lansbury to make Mary Poppins Returns even more whimsically British

17 February 2017 1:14 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Ensuring that no corner of its upcoming Mary Poppins Returns is devoid of whimsical old-school Britishness, Disney has announced that Angela Lansbury has been cast in the Emily Blunt-starring sequel. Lansbury—whose past Disney collaborations include Bedknobs And Broomsticks and Beauty And The Beast—will play the Balloon Lady, a beloved character from P.L. Travers’ original Mary Poppins books.

Lansbury joins a cast that includes Blunt as the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious nanny herself, along with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, and a small appearance from the original films’ Dick Van Dyke. Set in Depression-era London, the film sees Poppins return to once again inject some joy into the lives of a now-adult Jane and Michael Banks, and is set for a Christmas 2018 release.

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- William Hughes

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Angela Lansbury Joins 'Mary Poppins Returns' Cast

17 February 2017 1:03 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Angela Lansbury, a veteran of Disney musicals both live-action (Bedknobs and Broomsticks) and animated (Beauty and the Beast), has joined the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, the currently filming sequel to 1964’s Mary Poppins, in which she’ll be featured as the Balloon Lady, a character who appeared in Pl Travers’ series of Mary Poppins children’s books.

The new film, scheduled for release by Disney on Dec. 25, is directed and produced by Rob Marshall and stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters with Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. The film introduces three new Banks children, »

- Gregg Kilday

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Oscar Winner Angela Lansbury Added To Mary Poppins Returns Cast

17 February 2017 12:57 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, the all-new sequel to Disney’s 1964 film “Mary Poppins” currently filming at Shepperton Studios. She will feature as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from Pl Travers’ series of Mary Poppins children’s books. The film is scheduled for release December 25, 2018.

A five-time Tony Award winner and the recipient of an honorary Academy Award, three Academy Award nominations and bestowed with numerous other accolades, Angela Lansbury’s career encompasses more than 70 years. She is a beloved member of the Disney family and starred in “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” and voiced Mrs. Potts in the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast.”

Her roles in film, television and theater range from “Gaslight,” “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “The Manchurian Candidate” and “Death on the Nile” to “Murder, She Wrote,” “Mame,” “Blithe Spirit,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and “Gypsy.”

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Angela Lansbury Joins Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

17 February 2017 12:52 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of “Mary Poppins Returns,” the sequel to Disney’s 1964 film “Mary Poppins.”

The movie is currently filming at Shepperton Studios in London. Lansbury will portray the Balloon Lady, a character from P.L. Travers’ series of Mary Poppins children’s books. The film is scheduled for release Dec. 25, 2018.

Lansbury is a five-time Tony Award winner and has earned three Academy Award nominations. She’s starred in “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” and voiced Mrs. Potts in the animated  “Beauty and the Beast.” Her notable roles include “Gaslight,” “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “The Manchurian Candidate,” “Death on the Nile” and the TV series “Murder, She Wrote.” She has also appeared in “Mame,” “Blithe Spirit,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and “Gypsy.”

Mary Poppins” is directed and produced by Rob Marshall and stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, »

- Dave McNary

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Shooting has officially started on Mary Poppins Returns

11 February 2017 1:34 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve just received an official release from Disney that shooting has officially started on Mary Poppins Returns, the long-awaited sequel to the original classic.

Production has commenced at Shepperton Studios just outside of London. The film, which stars Golden Globe® winner Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda and is directed and produced by Oscar® nominee, Emmy® and DGA Award winner Rob Marshall, is scheduled for release in December 2018.

The film also stars: Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters with Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. In addition, Dick Van Dyke plays Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is now run by William Weatherall Wilkins (Firth).

Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in Pl Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, »

- Paul Heath

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Matthias of Linkland

10 February 2017 7:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

In Contention Lion is using T****'s unconstitutional travel ban its advertisements

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Cottages & Gardens the Grey Gardens estate is up for sale  

Variety Stanley Tucci has directed a movie about Alberto Giacometti starring Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer

Tracking Board the Coen brothers are polishing the remake script for Scarface (which was made twice already in the 30s and 80s)

Towleroad Finland is the first country to release their own national emojis and one of them is for the gay artist Tom of Finland 

Mnpp "Smile like Trevante Rhodes"

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World of Reel a synopsis of Nicolas Winding Refn's new Amazon series »

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Mary Poppins Returns Begins Filming – Stars Emily Blunt And Lin-Manuel Miranda

10 February 2017 9:18 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Production on Mary Poppins Returns, the all new sequel to Disney’s 1964 film “Mary Poppins,” has commenced at Shepperton Studios.

The film, which stars Emily Blunt (“The Girl on the Train,” “Into the Woods”) and Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) and is directed and produced by Oscar nominee, Emmy and DGA Award winner Rob Marshall (“Into the Woods,” “Chicago”), is scheduled for release December 25, 2018.

The film also stars: Ben Whishaw (“Spectre”), Emily Mortimer (“Hugo”) and Julie Walters (“Harry Potter” films) with Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) and Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”).

In addition, Dick Van Dyke plays Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is now run by William Weatherall Wilkins (Firth).

Mary Poppins Returns introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”), Nathanael Saleh (“Game of Thrones”) and newcomer Joel Dawson. »

- Melissa Thompson

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It's a Jolly Holiday, Because We Finally Have More Details About Mary Poppins Returns

10 February 2017 9:05 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Disney has some incredible reboots in store, but one of the most highly anticipated has to be the upcoming sequel to Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Returns. While nothing can top the original, the film certainly has some incredible stars lined up, including cameos from the original cast! Not to mention, the production team certainly knows a thing or two about musical adaptations. Get all the details about the movie, as well as the release date, here. The Cast Emily Blunt will take on the coveted role of Mary Poppins, and Lin-Manuel Miranda will play a lamplighter named Jack. The film also stars Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, and Julie Walters. Dick Van Dyke (who played Bert in the original movie) will also make a special appearance as Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, and Joel Dawson will play the three new Banks children. »

- Kelsie Gibson

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It's a Jolly Holiday, Because We Finally Have More Details About Mary Poppins Returns

10 February 2017 9:05 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Disney has some incredible reboots in store, but one of the most highly anticipated has to be the upcoming sequel to Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Returns. While nothing can top the original, the film certainly has some incredible stars lined up, including cameos from the original cast! Not to mention, the production team certainly knows a thing or two about musical adaptations. Get all the details about the movie, as well as the release date, here. The Cast Emily Blunt will take on the coveted role of Mary Poppins, and Lin-Manuel Miranda will play a lamplighter named Jack. The film also stars Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, and Julie Walters. Dick Van Dyke (who played Bert in the original movie) will also make a special appearance as Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, and Joel Dawson will play the three new Banks children. »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Mary Poppins Returns Cast and Plot Revealed as Filming Begins

10 February 2017 8:19 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The sequel to Disney's 1960s classic, Mary Poppins, is currently underway as filming has officially started.  We already knew Emily Blunt was playing the titular role, along with Lin-Manuel Miranda as a co-star, but the rest of the stacked cast has been revealed with today's announcement.  Come inside to learn more! 

Frankly speaking, it's still a little odd to be writing about a sequel to Mary Poppins.  It's not something I thought would ever happen, but lo and behold...Mary Poppins Returns already started filming.  Today Disney brings the announcement for the start of production, giving us some more insight into the sequel's story as well as the impressive cast they've assembled. 

Mary Poppins Returns” is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in Pl Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Mary Poppins Returns Begins Shooting, Full Cast Announced

10 February 2017 8:03 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production on Mary Poppins Returns, the all new sequel to Disney's 1964 film Mary Poppins, has commenced at Shepperton Studios. The film, which stars Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train, Into the Woods) and Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) and is directed and produced by Oscar nominee, Emmy and DGA Award winner Rob Marshall (Into the Woods, Chicago), is scheduled for release December 25, 2018.

The film also stars Ben Whishaw (Spectre), Emily Mortimer (Hugo) and Julie Walters (Harry Potter films) with Colin Firth (The King's Speech) and Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins). In addition, Dick Van Dyke plays Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is now run by William Weatherall Wilkins (Firth).

Mary Poppins Returns introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children), Nathanael Saleh (Game of Thrones) and newcomer Joel Dawson. »

- MovieWeb

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The Cameras Are Finally Rolling On Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns; Full Cast And Synopsis Revealed

10 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

For all of the hustle and bustle swirling around Disney’s slate of live-action fairytales, the Mouse House has spent the past 12 months quietly piecing together Mary Poppins Returns, the follow-up to Robert Stevenson’s 1964 family classic.

Unlike, say, next month’s Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins Returns is very much designed as a sequel to the first, as opposed to an out-and-out remake, with Emily Blunt’s magical nanny poised to pay a visit to the Banks family in 1930s London. Indeed, Blunt is just one of a handful of Hollywood A-listers on board for the 2018 movie, and just as filming gets underway in the English capital, Disney has now revealed the full ensemble cast.

Buoyed by the landmark success of his Broadway hit Hamilton – not to mention musical contributions to the likes of Moana – Lin-Manuel Miranda will play the part of sprightly lamplighter Jack. Elsewhere, Spectre‘s »

- Michael Briers

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Disney begins production on Mary Poppins Returns, synopsis released

10 February 2017 4:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney has officially announced that production is underway on Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel to the classic 1964 film Mary Poppins, which sees Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train) stepping into the title role previously portrayed by Julie Andrews.

Mary Poppins Returns is being directed by Rob Marshall (Into the Woods) and also stars Ben Whishaw (Spectre), Emily Mortimer (Hugo), Julie Walters (Harry Potter), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins), Pixie Davies (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Nathanael Saleh (Game of Thrones) and newcomer Joel Dawson. In addition, Dick Van Dyke plays Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is now run by William Weatherall Wilkins (Firth).

Here’s the official synopsis…

Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in Pl Travers’ additional seven books. »

- Gary Collinson

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Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Begins Production in U.K.

10 February 2017 4:37 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Principal photography has commenced on Walt Disney Studio’s “Mary Poppins Returns” at the U.K.’s Shepperton Studios, Disney announced Friday. The much-anticipated sequel to Disney’s 1964 classic “Mary Poppins” stars Emily Blunt as the eponymous magical nanny created by author P.L. Travers, taking over the role from Oscar-winner Julie Andrews.

The sequel co-stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. Young actors Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and Joel Dawson play the three new Banks children. The original film’s co-star, Dick Van Dyke, who is 91, is also set to appear.

Rob Marshall directs the film from a screenplay by David Magee, and also serves as producer alongside John DeLuca and Marc Platt. Tony Award winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have written new songs for the film, with Shaiman also composing the original score.

Set in Depression-era London of the 1930s, “Mary Poppins Returns »

- Robert Mitchell

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Production begins on 'Mary Poppins Returns' starring Emily Blunt

10 February 2017 3:53 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lin-Manuel Miranda co-stars, with Rob Marshall directing.

Production has begun on Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel to the 1964 classic.

The film will star Emily Blunt as Poppins. The cast also includes Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. Dick Van Dyke also returns, playing a new role.

Mary Poppins Returns is set for a December 2018 release and is being filmed at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England.

The 1930s-set story is inspired by author Pl Travers’ books, and revisits the Banks family with Jane and Michael (Mortimer and Whishaw) now grown-up.

They now have three children, played by Pixie Davies (Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children), Nathanael Saleh (Game of Thrones) and newcomer Joel Dawson. Julie Walters plays their housekeeper.

After a personal tragedy, Poppins returns to help the family with her lamplighter friend Jack (Miranda) and eccentric cousin Topsy (Streep).

Dick Van Dyke plays the chairman of Fidelity »

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Mary Poppins Returns goes into production – Julie Walters cast and full synopsis revealed

10 February 2017 3:26 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Disney announced this morning that this sequel Mary Poppins Returns has gone into production, and the full cast has been confirmed. A more detailed synopsis and a few extra character notes have also been revealed. Despite the beloved nature of the original 1964 film there has been a distinct lack of uproar about revisiting (and recasting) characters dear to generations of children. Perhaps time enough has passed, or the fact that Dick Van Dyke is returning at 91 to appear in the film. Perhaps it is the presence of Hamilton’s own Lin-Manuel Miranda, who has an evidenced ocean of talent and a charm so tangible he could punch through walls with it.

Whatever the case, Disney know exactly what they’re doing. In casting Emily Blunt as the title character, Mary Poppins Returns has been carried on a wave of goodwill thus far. Today production begins at Shepperton Studios here in the UK, »

- Jon Lyus

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall Gets the Fairy Godmother Treatment

16 January 2017 7:32 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

#500Words is back and has an amazing location for the final. @achrisevans reveals all in this special animation pic.twitter.com/DAFOKJMxj6

— BBC Radio 2 (@BBCRadio2) January 16, 2017

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Bibbidi-bobbidi Camilla!

The Duchess of Cornwall has been transformed into a fairy godmother in a new animated clip for the 500 Words contest sponsored by BBC Radio 2.

It is the second year running that Prince Charles’s wife, 69, has taken part in the animated video. This year she will be honorary judge of the contest,which is hosted by radio personality Chris Evans.

Camilla is a passionate children’s literacy advocate. »

- simonperrytimeinc

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