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Julie Andrews' age in Sound Of Music revealed as star talks memorable roles

Amber Peake June 25, 2022
Julie Andrews' age in Sound Of Music revealed as star talks memorable roles


Julie Andrews has played many memorable roles during her more than 70-year career, but how old was she in The Sound Of Music? 

On Friday, 24 June 2022 Andrews joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show as she reflected on some of the iconic roles she has portrayed over the years. 

At one point she explained how fans of various ages recognised her for different projects, which prompted some to wonder about her age in those films.

We take a look at what age Julie Andrews was in The Sound Of Music. 

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Filming for The Sound Of Music began a year before its release

57 years on, The Sound Of Music is a classic loved by audiences across the ages for memorable tunes such as Do Re Mi and My Favorite Things. 

The film, which won five Oscars, follows Julie Andrews’ character Maria as she brings music into the lives of Captain von Trapp and his seven children.

Filming for the timeless movie began in March 1964 across Austria and continued through to September. 

A year after filming for the project began, The Sound Of Music was released in March 1965

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Julie Andrews’ age in Sound Of Music revealed

Julie Andrews, who played Maria in the classic film, was born on 1 October 1935 and is currently 86 years old. 

As filming for The Sound Of Music began in early 1964, Andrews would have been 28 years old during its sixth-month production. 

The project wrapped a month before the actress celebrated her 29th birthday in October.

Due to the film’s March 1965 release, Andrews would have not yet celebrated her next birthday, meaning she would have been 29 during its premiere. 

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Mary Poppins came out a year before The Sound Of Music

Another of Julie Andrews’ iconic roles is Mary Poppins, which was released in late 1964. Filmed the year before, the star would have been 27 years old when she took on the role of Poppins.

While the movie had yet to be released during filming for The Sound Of Music, the child stars who played the von Trapp children in the film were said to have heard of it. 

In her second autobiography, Home Work: A Memoir Of My Hollywood Years, Andrews revealed that, while on set, she would sing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious to the children after they kept requesting it. 

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Andrews thinks of von Trapp child stars as family

Earlier this month, Julie Andrews and several of the former child stars who portrayed the Von Trapp children in The Sound Of Music reunited to celebrate her AFI Life Achievement Award. 

Reflecting on the moment while appearing on the third hour of Today on Wednesday, Andrews admitted she thinks of them as “family.”

While talking about how they have kept in touch over the years, she said: “We just bonded so hard I think we’re family anyway.”

Some of the younger cast also reunited for the film’s 50-year anniversary in 2015. 

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.