Saturday, February 18, 2017

Angela Lansbury officially joins "Mary Poppins Returns"

Playbill is reporting that Angela Lansbury has officially joined the cast of Mary Poppins Returns. Dick Van Dyke, who was announced as part of the cast in December, had announced at that time that Lansbury was part of the picture as well, but no official word was out until yesterday.  Not much was said about her character in the article, other than that her name is the "Balloon Lady."  Likely a cameo, probably similar to Meryl's role as Poppins's cousin, Topsy Turvy.   Other notable members of the cast include:

Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins)
Ben Whishaw (Michael Banks)
Emily Mortimer (Jane Banks)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Jack)
Christian Dixon (The Milkman)
Colin Firth (William Weatherall Wilkins)
Julie Walters (Ellen)

Filming is currently underway in the U.K. with a release still set for Christmas Day, 2018.


  1. Two irrelevant things I came across the other day: Angela and Meryl working together for the first time. They both played the same part in The Manchurian Candidate. Can we still expect Julie Andrews to appear in MPreturns? If so the last time Andrews was nominated for an oscar a relatively newcomer called Meryl took it for her work in Sophie's Choice.