A new memoir from Julie Andrews expected in fall 2017(Read article summary)
The new memoir by Julie Andrews will reportedly cover the time period in which she starred in such films as 'The Sound of Music,' 'Mary Poppins,' and 'Victor/Victoria.'
Actress Julie Andrews is reportedly releasing another memoir.
In 2008 Andrews published "Home,” a memoir covering her childhood and the beginnings of her career. According to the Los Angeles Times, this new memoir will detail her work from the 1960s to the 1990s and is scheduled for release in September 2017.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of perhaps the most famous Andrews film of all: “The Sound of Music.” She recently appeared at the Oscars after singer Lady Gaga performed a medley of the movie’s tunes. “It really warmed my heart,” Andrews said of the musical tribute. “We all really felt blessed to be a part of [the movie].” She also served as a presenter, giving the Best Original Score prize to the film “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
In addition to “The Sound of Music,” Andrews starred in such films as “Mary Poppins,” “Victor/Victoria,” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” She won an Oscar for Best Actress for “Mary Poppins” and was nominated for the same prize for both “The Sound of Music” and “Victor/Victoria.”
More recently, she appeared in the “Princess Diaries” movies and provided voice work for such animated and live-action films as “Despicable Me,” “Shrek Forever After,” and “Enchanted,” for which she served as the film’s narrator.
“Home,” the earlier memoir by Andrews, received high marks from most critics. Barnes & Noble wrote of the book: “The story of Julie Andrews's early life would make a fine movie. Thanks to her gift for storytelling and delicate sense of nuance, it makes an even more splendid book…. [T]his Surrey-born lass spices the salad with catchy anecdotes and sage reflections.”
Meanwhile, Publishers Weekly called the book “delightful," saying that "Andrews projects the tone of a motherly figure confiding with her dearest friends over a cup of tea.” School Library Journal found it to be “more than the usual tell-all. Andrews paints a detailed and evocative picture of postwar England and the life of a child star…. highly-recommended [and] welcome,” although Kirkus Reviews called it “elegant … but curiously muted.”