Julie Andrews first appeared in the 1949 Anton Gino Domenighini-directed Italian animated film ‘La Rosa di Bagdad’ where she voiced ‘Princess Zeila.’ She next appeared in television series and shows such as ‘Ford Star Jubilee’ (1956), ‘Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella’ (1957), ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ (1961), ‘The Garry Moore Show’ (1962), and ‘Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall’ (1962). In 1964, she portrayed ‘Mary Poppins’ in the American musical fantasy film ‘Mary Poppins’ directed by Robert Stevenson. The film received wide critical acclaim upon release and was a massive box office success, grossing over $103.1 million on a budget of $4.4–6 million. Andrews also won the ‘Academy Award,’ ‘Golden Globe Award,’ and ‘BAFTA Award’ for her performance in the film. That same year, she also starred in the British-American black-and-white romantic black comedy war film ‘The Americanization of Emily’ directed by Arthur Hiller. The film holds a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. She was next seen in films such as ‘The Sound of Music’ (1965), ‘Torn Curtain’ (1966), ‘Hawaii’ (1966), ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ (1967), ‘Star!’ (1968), ‘Darling Lili’ (1970), ‘The Tamarind Seed’ (1974), ‘10’ (1979), ‘Little Miss Marker’ (1980), ‘S.O.B.’ (1981), ‘Victor/Victoria’ (1982), ‘The Man Who Loved Women’ (1983), ‘Duet for One’ (1986), ‘A Fine Romance’ (1991), and ‘Relative Values’ (2000).
In 2001, she starred as ‘Queen Clarisse Renaldi’ in the American coming-of-age comedy film ‘The Princess Diaries’ directed by Garry Marshall. The film, despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, was a decent commercial success and grossed over $165.3 million on a budget of $26 million. She continued to star in films like ‘Shrek 2’ (2004), ‘The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement’ (2004), ‘Shrek the Third’ (2007), ‘Enchanted’ (2007), ‘Tooth Fairy’ (2010), ‘Shrek Forever After’ (2010), ‘Despicable Me’ (2010), ‘Despicable Me 3’ (2017), ‘Aquaman’ (2018), and ‘The King's Daughter’ (2022). Andrews last appeared in the 2022 American computer-animated comedy film ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ directed by Kyle Balda. The film opened to a positive reception and was a major commercial success, grossing over $835.6 million on an $80 million budget.
The hour long TV special hosted by Julie Andrews and Stan Mooneyham featured the ever-popular Muppets. Brewster begins a conversation with Stan leading to the song “The Chain of Life”. Kermit then joins to tell the story of the redemption of the kingdom of Phumph.
The 5 Academy Awards-winning popular musical film depicts the story of Maria, an aspiring nun who is assigned to be governess to 7 motherless children of naval officer, Captain Von Trapp. Her love wins over the initially hostile children, and later she marries the Captain. When he opposes the Nazi commission, the couple with their children decides to flee from Austria.
Uptight banker, George Banks, is tired of his children’s shenanigans and wants to hire a strict nanny. The children, Jane and Michael are pleasantly surprised when the magical nanny Mary Poppins arrives instead. With the help of a little magic, she turns all of their lives around for the better.
Victor/Victoria is a musical comedy film which tells the story of a woman who has to be pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman, for a show. However, this leads to various complications in her life.
American Naval Officer Charles Edward Edison does whatever he can to live life smooth and risk-free during the Second World War, but things get complicated for him after he falls for an English woman named Emily. Soon, his commanding officer suffers a nervous breakdown, which leads to Edison being sent on a dangerous mission.
Millie is a naive woman living in the 1920s. Things get hilarious when she decides to pursue her wealthy boss.
During the Cold War, American physicist Prof. Michael Armstrong defects to East Germany. His fiancée and assistant Sarah Sherman, who follows him to East Berlin, is shocked by his action. However, he is on a secret mission as double agent to get an important solution for a nuclear secret, before returning to the US. But Sarah’s presence makes the escape risky for both.
Launching Anne Hathaway into stardom, The Princess Diaries is a teen comedy film that showcases the transformation of an ordinary 16-year-old schoolgirl from San Francisco into the princess of Genovia. Mia Thermopolis is a high school student who suddenly discovers that she is royalty and tries to learn the nuances of becoming a princess from her grandmother whilst navigating school life.
Felix is a successful filmmaker who spends $30 million on a musical, but the project flops unexpectedly. Therefore, in order to revive his career, he decides to create an erotic film. Although Felix believes that it has the potential to become the most popular film till date, the only problem is that his lead actress Sally wants to maintain her good girl screen image.
A well-known Hollywood composer is going through midlife crisis, when he finds himself infatuated with a newly married young woman. He becomes so obsessed that he decides to follow her to Mexico.
Princess Mia Thermopolis has just graduated from Princeton. She returns to Genovia, only to find that she must marry within a month or lose her right as heir to the throne. She must also contend with her feelings for Lord Devereaux whose scheming uncle Viscount Mabrey wants his nephew to become the next king.
A little girl is heartbroken after a hockey player tells her that tooth fairies don’t exist. He is soon summoned to the fairy world, and is punished with a sentence to serve two weeks as a real-life tooth fairy.
Inspector Jacques Clouseau’s incompetence lands chief inspector Charles Dreyfus in a psychiatric hospital. Clouseau’s visit on the day of his release results in a relapse, but Dreyfus manages to escape the hospital. When he fails to kill Clouseau, he organises a criminal plot threatening countries with annihilation if they don’t kill Clouseau for him.
Half human-half Atlantean Arthur, learns that he is the legitimate king of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. However, Atlantis is under his half-brother Orm who aims to join the seven underwater forces in a battle against those living on land. Arthur, along with Mera, must now find Trident of Atlan to reclaim his kingship and avert a possible war. But Orm is pursuing them.
Gru, a supervillain with an army of minions, decides to pull of the greatest heist in history by stealing the moon after his rival Vector successfully steals the Great Pyramid of Giza. He gets more than he bargained for when he adopts three cookie-selling orphan girls to infiltrate Vector's impenetrable base to retrieve a shrink-ray gun he needs.
The second film in the Shrek film franchise, Shrek 2 follows the newlyweds Shrek and Fiona as they go to visit Fiona’s parents who are organizing a royal ball to celebrate their marriage. The movie went on to become the highest-grossing film of 2004 worldwide.
Giselle, a beautiful maiden in the animated fairytale kingdom of Andalasia, is preparing for her marriage with handsome Prince Edward when evil Queen Narissa banishes her to the gritty world of New York City. She becomes conflicted about true love after developing feelings for Robert, a cynical divorced lawyer who helps her cope with the real world.
A snake charmer summons a genie to rescue the woman he loves from an evil Sheikh.
Shrek, bored of his uneventful domestic life, longs for his past as a fearsome ogre and naively signs a contract with devious dealmaker Rumpelstiltskin to return to a day before he met Fiona or his friend Donkey. However, he soon learns that in this alternate Far Far Away kingdom, ruled by Rumpel, Shrek was never born.
Former super-villain turned agent for Anti-Villain League (AVL), Gru, is fired by the AVL for failing to capture Balthazar Bratt, a former child actor turned evil. While the mischievous minions hope, Gru will now return to crime, instead, he travels to Freedonia to meet his long lost twin brother, Dru, and they team up to bring Balthazar down.
King Harold of Far, Far Away land is dying and Shrek is unwilling to wear the crown. So he sets out with Donkey and Puss in Boots, to bring the King’s nephew, Artie, back from magic school and crown him instead. In his absence, the evil Prince Charming with his army takes over the land. Shrek, Artie and Fiona must now defeat the villain and regain the kingdom.
Trail of the Pink Panther is a crime comedy mystery film which tells the story of a TV reporter who decides to investigate the matter when Inspector Clouseau goes missing all of a sudden during a mission. In order to solve the mystery, he tries to interview everyone who was close to Clouseau.
Julie Andrews Awards
|Mary Poppins||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1965|
|Victor Victoria||Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||1983|
|Winner||World Film Favorite - Female||1968|
|Winner||World Film Favorite - Female||1967|
|The Sound of Music||Best Actress - Comedy or Musical||1966|
|Mary Poppins||Best Actress - Comedy or Musical||1965|
|Broadway: The American Musical||Outstanding Nonfiction Series||2005|
|The Julie Andrews Hour||Outstanding Variety Musical Series||1973|
|Winner||Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema||1989|
|Mary Poppins||Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles||1965|
|Winner||Lifetime Achievement Award||2011|
|Winner||Best Spoken Word Album for Children||2011|
|Mary Poppins||Best Recording for Children||1965|