The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival has announced that the legendary actress Julie Andrews will be attending two very special events on the closing day of the Festival.

Miss Andrews will participate in an unmissable public interview at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and will then close the Festival in tremendous style with the gala screening of the Academy Award winning film The Sound of Music in the Savoy Cinema.

Miss Andrews has brought elegance, grace and happiness to stage and screen and it is a great honour to welcome her to the Festival to participate in a public interview hosted by Aedin Gormley from RTÉ’s Lyric FM, Movies and Musicals at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Miss Andrews will discuss her extraordinary career from her luminous first appearance on Broadway starring in The Boy Friend; to creating the role of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady; to her film debut as the titular beloved character in Disney’s Mary Poppins, for which she won a Bafta, Golden Globe and an Academy Award for this iconic role.  The interview will start at 3pm, followed by an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. Miss Andrews will later introduce a special presentation of The Sound of Music, the Festival’s closing gala event in the splendid setting of the Savoy Cinema at 7.30pm.

Grainne Humphreys, Festival Director, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival says:

[quote]It is a great honour to welcome one of the great legends of stage and screen to Dublin.The Festival is honoured to welcome Dame Julie Andrews to Dublin to introduce the 50th anniversary screening of The Sound of Music and participate in a Public Interview hosted by Aedín Gormley from RTE’s Movies and Musicals. Of all the illustrious guests who have attended the festival, few have brought such happiness to so many film fans.[/quote]

Tickets will be on sale at 9.00am tomorrow Friday 20th February for Julie Andrews At the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre priced €25 – €39.50.

The 2015 JDIFF programme launch will be Wednesday 25th February at 9.30pm on jdiff.com.  The full lineup for the Festival programme will be announced on the night to include exciting themed strands, along with a host of special guests and special events. The 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival takes place from 19th – 29th March 2015.

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