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Thursday 24 August 2017

Streets are alive as movie legend Julie Andrews jets in to celebrate Sound of Music

Julie Andrews pictured at The Savoy Cinema in Dublin where she attended
the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival screening of The Sound of Music
Julie Andrews pictured at The Savoy Cinema in Dublin where she attended the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival screening of The Sound of Music
Julie Andrews fans Sally Anne Downes and Danielle Doyle pictured at The Savoy Cinema in Dublin where she attended the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival screening of The Sound of Music
Julie Andrews fans pictured at The Savoy Cinema in Dublin where she attended the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival screening of The Sound of Music

The streets of Dublin echoed with the Sound of Music last night when crowds broke into song to welcome Dame Julie Andrews to the closing gala of the 13th annual Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

Fans of the iconic movie waited for hours in the cold to get a glimpse of the 79-year-old icon, who looked stunning in a black velvet suit.

Incredible

"It's incredible, just incredible. They are so lovely, sweet and friendly and they must be so cold out there. It's very, very dear of them," she told the Herald.

"It's 50 years since the movie came out so it's wonderful people still connect with it."

Andrews filmed Darling Lili in Dublin in 1968 and said returning to Ireland was always a pleasure.

"I love this country very much. I made a movie here many years ago and it hadn't changed much. It's so warm and welcoming," she said.

"I always enjoy my time here and I always will, I really mean that."

The Academy Award winner is known for her role as singing governess Maria Von Trapp in the iconic 1965 movie and is going to recount how the film was made in her next memoir.

The book, which has just been announced, is slated for release in 2017 and will be pick up where he previous memoir, Home left off.

It will span from the 1960s to the 1990s during which time Andrews arrived in Hollywood and established herself as a screen star.

Festival

"It's going to be a couple of years [before it comes out] because it's going to take me a long time to get it done," she said.

"I'll be talking about the Sound of Music and the making of the film and so on.

"It kind of fits the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle together even for me."

Over the course of the festival 130 movies from 38 countries were screened.

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