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Joining us at a riverside London hotel is Dame Julie Andrews, DBE, an English actress, singer and author. She has now released her second memoir, Home Work

Born in Surrey in 1935, Andrews' parents divorced and she originally lived with her father, then moved back to live with her mother and stepfather. Her stepfather was turbulent, but he sponsored her voice lessons, and from 1945 Andrews began performing with her mother and stepfather unbilled. 

Andrews made her professional solo debut at the London Hippodrome singing the difficult aria 'Je suis Titania' from Mignon in 1947. She then became the youngest solo performer ever to be seen in a Royal Command Variety Performance before King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at the London Palladium aged 13. On 30th September 1954, on the eve of her 19th birthday, Andrews made her Broadway debut portraying Polly Browne in The Boy Friend

Walt Disney, who had seen Andrews on Broadway, asked her to play Mary Poppins. She won multiple awards for her performance. Andrews also played Maria Von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1965), for which she received a Tony Award nomination. She earned her third Oscar nomination for Victor/Victoria (1982). 

Andrews was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild awards in 2007. She published Home: A Memoir of My Early Years in 2008 and has since been writing children's fiction with her daughter, Emma, as well as collaborating on Andrews' newest memoir Home Work.  

We spoke to Julie Andrews about working with Walt Disney, what revisiting her diaries for Home Work revealed to her and what she hopes people will remember her for. 

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  • laughs a lot
  • 16-02-2020

Adore Julie Andrews even more!!!

beautifully written. a lovely story about a lovely lady. I imagine I'll listen to this one again and again.

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  • Julie Cottrell
  • 18-05-2021

Julie Andrews

This title was way too short. Very upsetting to buy a 7 minute story. I would not recommend this title for such a short period of time.

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  • Emily
  • 04-10-2020

Thank you

Thanks for producing a lovely interview with my favor actress! It was quick, but informative.

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  • Montana Dog Mom
  • 24-09-2020

Adore her

I have been in love with Julie Andrews movies and books since I was a child. Sound of music is above all my favorite. Loved listening to her tell of her experiences. One of the few honest and forthcoming actresses in history.

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  • Joseph C. Carbone III
  • 31-08-2020

TV Watermarks & Audible: CEO Carrigan...careless

Dear friend,

When a historical figure is speaking, any author, respect is due, even though barreled over in a culture gone mad, dominated by belligerent corporations.

The last thing we want to hear and should hear is her voice, her story, and the voice of her story impressed upon our hearts and minds, but not with Audible and most all the rest of corporate America, dominating our Republic—a public gone astray.

Our last impression is not left by the content we have paid for nor from the thoughts of a life, to meditation on a message needful. But, of grossly opaque policies, these self-aggrandizing people inflict on the population their trademark, which has nothing to do with what was paid for and needed.

They carelessly, with intentions incorporated above welfare—not even their own, with a greed so gluttonous and blind it burst, they grow like a cancer into our lives.

Dear Bob Carrigan, Audible CEO, fight for change; change!

In Christ, Emmanuel, which means God with us.

Sincerely, Joseph C. Carbone, III; 30 August 2020

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  • Mark G. Stillwell
  • 17-08-2020

Sessions - great insight and teaser for Julie Andrews memories!

Enjoyed The Sessions Interview of Julie Andrews books Home & HomeWork . Having already lists to both Home & Homework. It gave insight into the stories & characters!

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  • DS-Kohler
  • 05-08-2020

Interesting

This is a short and sweet tidbit from a wonderful actress. Interesting trivia points too.

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  • Wendy
  • 28-07-2020

Love this!

Wish there was more. Looking forward to getting both her books. Did not know she had written ay.

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  • J. Horn
  • 15-04-2020

Great Listen

Really enjoyed this and it sounded like the narrator enjoyed it as well as I did.

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  • Richard S. Swol
  • 24-03-2020

Julie Andrews discusses her memoir

A nice little interview with Julie Andrews as she talks about her memoir, filming Mary Poppins and the Sound of Music.

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  • claudia Moscoso
  • 19-04-2021

Loved!

I absolutely loves this book! it made me admire Julie even more, absolutely love her!!

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  • Preena
  • 20-03-2021

She's a national treasure

It's a great behind the scenes snippet into her book and I can't wait to read it

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  • Aileen C.
  • 11-01-2021

Julie Andrews Interview

lovely interview with Dame Julie Andrews. Talking about Mary Poppins and the Sound of Music.

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  • Victoria
  • 01-09-2020

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I grew up with Julie Andrews, Mary Poppins and The sound of music, I've raised my daughters with her and now my grandchildren.
This wonderful lady has been a magical part of so many lives and generations
I'm very much looking forward to listening to her book
Thankyou

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  • Aroma
  • 12-06-2020

Julie Andrews

It was a short but very nice interview with Julie. She really is a fabulous woman. Worth listening too even if it is just 9mins.

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  • neil stirling
  • 24-04-2020

Dame Julie Andrews

wonderful interview from Dame Julie as is her book..highly recommended
Neil Stirling scotland thank you

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  • bookellenic
  • 06-01-2020

Wanted more!

Pure class that woman! Only complaint is that it was too short. Also, I would listen to anything Julie Andrews narrates.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-11-2019

made me smile, lovely conversation.

an enriching moment hearing specific and relevant questions being discussed with humour and empathy. I recommend this introduction

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