Glynis Johns Reminisces About Her Life And Career As She Turns 100


Glynis Johns made her cinematic debut in 1938 and continued to establish herself in British films during the 1940s. However, her role as Winifred Banks in Disney’s 1964 iconic movie Mary Poppins launched her to Hollywood stardom, earning her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Recently, the actress marked the centenarian milestone and celebrated the occasion by reflecting on her life and detailing her illustrious professional career, which spanned almost eight decades.


Glynis Johns says she does not feel different with her new age

Glynis Johns at the “Mary Poppins” 40th Anniversary and the Launch of the Special Edition DVD, El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA 11-30-04

During a recent interview with ABC 7, the legendary actress fondly reminisced about her time working on the classic production A Little Night Music. She recalled the well-deserved accolades she received for her exceptional portrayal of the character Desiree Armfeldt. “I got applause for that,” Johns admitted. “I loved doing it. I felt it.”


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Johns shared that hitting the incredible milestone of 100 years old had not significantly shifted her perception of life. “It doesn’t make any difference to me,” she said. “Well, I looked very good for every age.”

AN IDEAL HUSBAND, Glynis Johns, 1947. TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved/courtesy Everett Collection

Her grandson says she deserves more accolades for her achievements

Thomas Forwood, the grandson of the iconic actress, while previously discussing with MailOnline, paid tribute to his grandmother on her attainment of the remarkable age. “I am so delighted that my grandmother is set to make it to this landmark birthday, and we send her many congratulations. Glynis enjoyed a fabulous career over many decades during which she showed her immense talent and versatility in a range of parts on screen and stage,” he told the news outlet. “Almost everyone will have seen her work and be familiar with her face and voice – she’s in so many pieces that people hold dear.”

NO HIGHWAY, (aka NO HIGHWAY IN THE SKY), Glynis Johns, 1951, TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved/coutesy Everett Collection

He also stated that Johns deserved to be awarded the honor of a Dame for her artistic achievements and contributions. “Everyone in the family is immensely proud of her achievements,” he confessed. “It would be fitting on this occasion for the UK government to formally acknowledge her cultural contribution by making her a Dame.”

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