We don’t usually plug chamber events out of The Mines’ area, but this is Julie Andrews.
Middlesex Chamber of Commerce is holding a special luncheon event Monday, Nov. 12 featuring actor and director Julie Andrews, the voice of Shrek’s mother-in-law.
Cost is $28.00 for Chamber members and $38.00 for non-members. To register, visit www.middlesexchamber.com. The event, at the Crowne Plaza Cromwell, kicks off at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.
Not sure what Ms. Andrews will be talking about, but certainly she is one of the most successful actresses of several generations, displaying an ability to remain relevant in a business where success can sometimes be measured in days.
In addition to the Luncheon, two signed books will be available for sale: Julie Andrews’ Treasury for All Seasons: Poems and Songs to Celebrate the Year, and The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl!
Julie Andrews has been a beloved star of stage, screen, television, and recordings for more than half a century. Ms. Andrews spent her youth in England as a stage and radio performer before making her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend. Her subsequent theater credits include My Fair Lady (NY Drama Critics Award, Tony nomination), Camelot (Tony nomination), and Victor/Victoria.
Once established as a Broadway star, Ms. Andrews made her iconic film debut in Mary Poppins, which earned her an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award. Her other film credits include The Sound of Music (Academy Award nomination, Golden Globe Award), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Darling Lili,10, Victor/Victoria (Academy Award nomination, Golden Globe Award), The Princess Diaries films, and, most recently, the Shrek films, Enchanted, The Tooth Fairy, and Despicable Me, to name a few.
Ms. Andrews has also been honored for her work on television beginning in 1957 with her Emmy-nominated performance in “Cinderella.” Her television credits include “The Julie Andrews Hour” (Emmy Award), “The Julie and Carol” Specials (Emmy nomination), “Sounds of Christmas” (Emmy nomination), “Eloise at the Plaza,” “Eloise at Christmastime,” and “On Golden Pond.” In addition to her stage and screen work, Ms. Andrews is an accomplished best-selling author. She joined forces with her daughter to create the best-selling children’s book imprint The Julie Andrews Collection, which has released 27 books to date.
Ms. Andrews was honored as a Dame of the British Empire by Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II on New Year’s Eve 1999. She received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2001.