Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Julie Andrews receives lifetime award

Julie Andrews is to be given a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild (Sag).

It is the highest award that her fellow actors can bestow on the English actress and singer, and she will receive it during the Sag awards ceremony on January 28th next year.

Andrews shot to fame with one of her best-known early films, Mary Poppins, for which she won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best actress in a leading role.

She was further nominated for a best actress Oscar for her roles as Maria in the 1965 classic The Sound of Music and the 1982 hit Victor/Victoria.

Her singing career suffered a major setback in 1997 after she suffered voice troubles and had to undergo surgery to remove vocal nodules from her throat.

More recently Andrews has appeared in popular mainstream titles Shrek Two, Shrek the Third, The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries Two: Royal Engagement.