The Venice Film Festival to Honor Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews. Photo by James D Morgan/REX/Shutterstock (5356364j)

It is no secret that Julie Andrews in practically perfect in every way.

The Mary Poppins star has delighted audiences in stage and screen throughout her 74 year career, thanks to her endearing acting and golden voice. And now, the 83-year-old is due to be honored by the Venice Film Festival.

As the oldest festival film festival in the world, it has provided the debut of Oscar-winning features like A Star Is Born and Gravity.

Julie will now be recognized in her own capacity, by receiving the Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement.

“I am so honored to have been selected as this year’s recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement for this acknowledgment of my work,” she said while thanking the festival’s parent organization, the Venice Biennale.

The award places Miss Andrews amongst prestigious company such as Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, and Sophia Loren.

The 71st annual Venice Film Festival will be held between the 28th of August and 7th of September.