Bridgerton fans, prepare to be delighted by the newest addition to the cast of Bridgerton: Julie Andrews will be the voice of Lady Whistledown in the film adaptation of Julia Quinn’s A Night Like This! Andrews, best known for her role as Mary Poppins, will lend her voice to the society gossip who puts the Bridgerton family in her scandalous newsletter every week. Julie Andrews Joins the Cast of Bridgerton as the Voice of Lady Whistledown
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Julie Andrews is joining the cast of Bridgerton
From Nobility to News. The film is based on Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series, which includes four books so far. From Nobility to News is set in 1811 and follows Benedict, a former spy turned duke who attempts to uncover what happened at his sister Penelope’s wedding when she shows up with no memory. When one victim doesn’t wake up from her coma, he realizes there may be more going on than he first thought and that every woman in London may be in danger.
Julie Andrews – Lady Whistledown
Bridgerton fans are no doubt thrilled by today’s news that multi-Oscar winner Julie Andrews will be starring in Bridgerton #2: To Catch a Countess, which is slated for release on September 2. In her first major book series role since Mary Poppins and Sound of Music, she will take on a delicious new part: that of London’s infamous society gossip and letter writer, Lady Whistledown. As all fans know, every single detail and dalliance in London society gets its start from her pen. No one knows who she is or how to contact her – but it turns out that in To Catch a Countess you don’t have to!
What Could This Mean?
For those who have not read Bridgerton, it’s a family saga by Julia Quinn set in Regency England, with 14 books and 2 novellas. For her part, Julie Andrews is best known for Mary Poppins (1964), The Sound of Music (1965), The Princess Diaries II: Royal Engagement (2004) and many other classics from my childhood. If you’re familiar with her work, it’s easy to imagine her reading aloud Lady Whistledown’s letter about Eloise Parker attending Lord Haselby’s house party at Grosvenor Square
Will Julie Andrews Follow in Her Sister’s Footsteps?
The Bridgertons are one of my favorite romance series. I highly recommend it to readers who love historical romances that feature strong, lovable characters and a satisfying plot. If you haven’t yet had a chance to read any books in the series, The Proposal is an excellent introduction to the fun-loving, stubborn family and their unique relationships with each other. I also love that Emily Giffin has released special content through her website: The Story Behind Lady Whistledown (which gives readers additional insight into her main character) and even a Cinderella-like story about one of Emily Giffin’s secondary characters that turned out happily ever after!
More on Bridgerton Series
Bridgerton Series is about four English brothers and their search for love in London’s high society. Julie Andrews will voice Lady Whistledown, a gossip columnist who runs a newsletter in Regency England. She was introduced briefly at the end of last year’s Bridgerton Christmas novella A Rogue by Any Other Name. The filmmakers are still looking for actors to play Matthew, Colin, Violet and Edwina — characters based on Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons series of historical romance novels. The whole cast is scheduled to begin filming sometime next year. It will be released late in 2013 or early 2014. E!
Why is Julie Andrews the voice of Lady Whistledown?
Julie Andrews is one of Hollywood’s most celebrated actors, known and loved for her roles in The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. She has a voice that is unforgettable – strong, vibrant, and yet so beautiful. When trying to find an actress who could convey both humor and poignancy, we knew we had found our perfect match with Julie Andrews. With a long list of film and theater credits under her belt, she can easily bring life to Lady Whistledown’s iconic personality.
Who is the voice behind Lady Whistledown?
In all five books, Julie Andrews voices Lady Whistledown. It’s not a spoiler to tell you she’s made famous by her role in The Sound of Music, and she won an Oscar for Mary Poppins. You might be able to guess from her accent that she isn’t American; in fact, she was born in Walton-on-Thames, England.
Is Julie Andrews narrating Bridgerton season 2?
Julie Andrews will be narrating Bridgerton season 2 according to an exclusive report by The Mirror. Julie Andrews confirmed that she will be narrating a new season of one of her favorite television shows on Sunday, June 11, 2016 during an interview with Craig Ferguson. During the interview Julie Andrews claimed that she wanted to become part of Bridgerton because she had always loved Downton Abbey.
Is Penelope really Lady Whistledown?
This is not a joke. Julie Andrews has been cast in The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After? , slated to be released on Blu-ray and DVD in February. She’ll play Lady Whistledown, author of the society newsletter by that name, and she’ll do her own singing! Not only will Lady Whit be played by Julie Andrews, but her sister Penny will also make an appearance—played by Julie Andrews again!