The star of the BBC’s 1995 mini-series version of Pride & Prejudice, Colin Firth, is in talks to take part in the MARY POPPINS sequel.
Yes, Colin Firth, who has played both Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (BBC’s Pride & Prejudice) and Mark Darcy (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Bridget Jones’s Baby) will be joining an already stunning cast and bringing more British charm to Mary Poppins Returns.
His character will be Williams Weatherall Wilkins, president of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, the bank where Jane and Michael Banks’s father was employed.
He will be joining Emily Blunt as the title character, Lin-Manuel Miranda as a lamplighter and friend of Mary named Jack, Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks, Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks, and Meryl Streep as Mary’s cousin, Topsy.
Mary Poppins won’t hit theaters until 2018, but you can catch Firth in the recently released Bridget Jones’s Baby, or next summer in the Kingsman sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, where he reprises his role as Harry Hart.