Nina Wadia I played Bert the chimney sweep in Mary Poppins when I was 11: the brush was taller than I was, I had braces, short rolled up trousers. The “chim chim-in-ey” song? That was my big number. I went to an expat school in Hong Kong and I was the only Indian girl in the class. So there I was, with this very strong Indian accent, trying to copy Dick Van Dyke cockney.
Friday, May 27, 2016
The Guardian, December 10, 2014, "Lobsters, rabies and wardrobe malfunctions: stars on their school plays" by Jenny Stevens