Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Poppins Returns stars Emily Blunt as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure; Lin-Manuel Miranda as her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London; Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; and Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. The film also introduces three new Banks’ children played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.
When we took the kids to London last summer, we were seeing bits and pieces of Mary Poppins everywhere. From the skyline to pigeons to tea time we were seeing the images from Mary Poppins before out eyes. Even though my kids knew the animated feature, they were able to relate the places and our experiences to the film. We would wait for Mary herself to sail in holding her iconic umbrella but it never happened.
After disappointment of not getting tickets for the #londoneye we took a walk across #milleniumbridge and caught this #spectacularview. We would have missed this if we had taken the ride. But we have this memory instead!! This is what I call #savoringthegood. Good to be together. Good to be in the most wonderful cities in the world. Good to have the opportunity for #mocktravels.
After we see Mary Poppins Returns this Christmas, we will have another perspective of London and the city that we love.
I would love to fly a kite with Lin-Manuel Miranda!
Mary Poppins Returns Teaser Trailer:
Emily Blunt is looking practically perfect in every way.
I am assuming this is a ‘do not try this at home, kids’ situation. But it sure does look like fun!!