Dick Van Dyke admits he's been haunted by his 'atrocious' accent in Mary Poppins for 60 YEARS

Mail Online | 12/21/2018 | Laura Fox For Mailonline
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Dick Van Dyke has admitted he's been ridiculed for his 'atrocious' accent in Mary Poppins for over 60 years.

The 93-year-old legendary actor told the New York Times he's taken the jokes 'on the chin' about his British Cockney accent in the iconic 1964 film where he played jack-of-all-trades Bert.

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He said: 'I've taken it on the chin for 60 years about my atrocious Cockney accent in the first movie.'

Dick then added that the poor reception meant he had to receive vigorous voice training for his role in the sequel Mary Poppins Returns, where he plays elderly banker Mr. Dawes Jr.

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He added: 'No one has ever forgotten it. Because of that, they had a language gal almost handcuffed to me. She made me sound pretty good. They won't laugh at me on this one.'

Mary Poppins Returns has been one of the most anticipated films of the year, as Emily Blunt takes over the role of the iconic nanny.

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Dick went onto explain that...
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