Leicester Square was first home to a cinema in 1930, with the first premiere taking place there in 1937.
Scott Wittman, who co-wrote the 'Mary Poppins Returns' soundtrack with Marc Shaiman, shares how the film's songs - including 'The Place Where Lost Things Go' - came together.
The chimney sweep dance in Mary Poppins, led by Dick van Dyk’s affable jack-of-all-trades Burt, harks back to ‘blackface’ tropes, an academic has claimed. In an article in the New York Times, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, a professor of English and gender studies professor at Oregon’s Linfield College, has said that in the book by PL Travers, the sequence signifies ‘racial panic’. Pollack-Pelzner flatly calls the scene ‘blacking up’, and while it may seem innocuous, it has other more troubling connotations.
Almost all of Blunt's ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ premiere looks have hit headlines, from the romantic, billowing-sleeved Yanina Couture gown she wore in LA to the sleek, royal blue Schiaparelli gown she wore in London.
It's taken over 50 years for a sequel to Mary Poppins to arrive, and now we know why.
Emily Blunt is dreaming about returning as Mary Poppins and has a great idea for a title.
British actor Kobna Holdbrook-Smith says hard work and determination propelled him from theatre education to starring alongside Emily Blunt in 'Mary Poppins Returns'.
Dick Van Dyke so wanted to play two roles in Mary Poppins that he paid Walt Disney for the privilege. Van Dyke was already signed up to play Bert the chimney sweep in the classic children’s fantasy movie, but he also wanted to play the role of the doddering Mr Dawes Sr, the tyrannical boss of David Tomlinson’s George Banks at the Dawes Tomes Mousley Grubbs Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. In a televised interview on ABC with Lin-Manuel Miranda, who stars in the forthcoming Mary Poppins Returns, Van Dyke revealed: “When they made me up as the old man in [the original movie], I had to go to go to Walt and ask him for the part, he didn’t give it to me.
What are the narrative threads that connect 'Mary Poppins Returns' to the original, and how come Mary hasn't aged?
The 92-year-old is back in Mary Poppins Returns playing Mr Dawes Jr., the son of his original character (it's set 25 years later), and the first look at him in the trailer is really quite eye-catching.
Find out how Rob Marshall, Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dick van Dyke, and Ben Whishaw are teaming up to make the sequel to the most practically perfect movie of all time.
Though Mary Poppins herself said, 'the sound of it is something quite atrocious', she wasn't referring to Dick Van Dyke's cockney.
Whether it's weeping as ET finally gets to go home, or stepping in time with Burt and his chimney sweep chums in 'Mary Poppins', there are certain films that just encapsulate childhood.
Director Rob Marshall explains the kind-hearted reason the star of the 1964 original won't be back in the upcoming sequel.
Andrews was appearing Stephen Colbert’s ‘The Late Show’ in the US when she revealed the near catastrophic incident. Dick Van Dyke, who of course played chimney sweep Burt in the original, will also be making a cameo.