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Julie Andrews
 Roles turned down by Julie Andrews:

Beauty and The Beast
Julie Andrews was reportedly considered for the role of Mrs. Potts.
Actor who got the part: Angela Lansbury

Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Andrews was the first choice for the lead role but found it too similar with Mary Poppins and turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Angela Lansbury

The Boy Friend
Julie Andrews had starred in the original broadway production, but declined the cameo role offered to her.
Actor who got the part: Glenda Jackson

Cabaret
Julie Andrews was also considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Liza Minnelli

Camelot
Decided against doing the movie version of the Lerner and Loewe Broadway musical.
Actor who got the part: Vanessa Redgrave

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Turned down the role of "Truly Scrumptious."
Actor who got the part: Sally Ann Howes

Eye of The Devil
Julie was considered to replace Kim Novak when she left the production after an injury.
Actor who got the part: Deborah Kerr

Follow Me!
Originally, in 1965, Julie Andrews was going to star opposite Cary Grant.
Actor who got the part: Mia Farrow

Hello Dolly!
Was considered for the much sought-after role of the matchmaker and meddler Dolly Levi.
Actor who got the part: Barbra Streisand

Lost Horizon (1973)
Was not sufficiently interested in playing the lovely, singing schoolteacher of the mythical kingdom of Shangri-La in this remake of the Frank Capra 1937 classic.
Actor who got the part: Liv Ullmann

My Fair Lady
Julie Andrews had starred in the Broadway version, but was not as bankable as Audrey was for the film version.
Actor who got the part: Audrey Hepburn

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Turned down the title role of the highly idiosyncratic school teacher.
Actor who got the part: Maggie Smith

Say It with Music
One of the two projects quickly dropped after the box office failure of Andrews' movie "Star!"

She Loves Me
One of the two projects quickly dropped after the box office failure of Andrews' movie "Star!"

Six Weeks
Julie was originally offered the film which would have re-teamed her with her "10" co-star Dudley Moore.
Actor who got the part: Mary Tyler Moore

Wait Until Dark
Julie Andrews was reportedly considered for the role of the blind character Suzy Hendrix.
Actor who got the part: Audrey Hepburn






Did you know that Julie Andrews was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Darling Lili
» Duet for One
» Hawaii
» Mary Poppins
» The Princess Diaries
» The Sound of Music
» Star!
» Torn Curtain






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