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IT’S been greater than half a decade for the reason that iconic flying automotive Chitty Chitty Bang Bang burst onto our screens – and the Little one Snatcher haunted our desires.
The traditional youngsters’s movie was launched in 1968, with legendary actor Dick Van Dyke starring within the lead position as Caractacus Potts.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was in a position to journey on land, sea and airCredit score: Alamy
The movie is predicated on James Bond writer Ian Fleming’s novel, and the screenplay was co-written by well-known childrens’ writer, Roald Dahl.
The 2-and-a-half hour lengthy movie tells the story of Jeremy, Adrian Corridor, and Jemima, Heather Ripley, Potts, and their eccentric father, the inventor Caractacus.
The pair change into connected to a automotive in an storage, which is because of be scrapped, and so they beg their father to purchase it.
In his try to boost the funds, Caractacus runs into Really Delicious, performed by Sally Ann Howes.
A well-known scene from the movie exhibits the forged smuggled in to the fort as life-sized dollsCredit score: Alamy
The quartet find yourself within the child-free land of Vulgaria, the place the Baron and Baroness Bomburst set the infamous Little one Catcher, performed by Robert Helpmann, to search out the Potts youngsters.
Some 52 years after the long-lasting movie was launched, we have a look at the place the primary actors are at present.
Caractacus Potts – Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke performed the lead because the eccentric inventor Caractacus
Lead actor Dick Van Dyke has had an illustrious profession in showbiz spanning a long timeCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Dick Van Dyke is without doubt one of the most well-known actors in Hollywood, with a profession spanning seven a long time.
The 95-year-old was already a family identify from Mary Poppins, however the success of Chitty cemented his legendary standing.
Dick has received a Grammy, Tony and 5 Primetime Emmy Awards, has been recognised as a Disney legend, and he has a star on the Hollywood stroll of fame.
Within the years for the reason that movie’s launch, he starred within the self-titled The Dick Van Dyke present, Evening on the Museum, Curious George and Dick Tracy.
Really Delicious – Sally Ann Howes
Sally performed the charming character of Really Delicious, and went on to have a glittering professionCredit score: Alamy
Sally Ann Howe acquired the position after Julie Andrews turned it downCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Sally Ann Howe was forged within the position of Really Delicious, after Julie Andrews – who starred alongside Dick in Mary Poppins – turned down the position.
Sally had a profession on the stage earlier than Chitty, however the movie put her on the map.
Because the movie’s launch, she went on to star within the west finish, showing in quite a few theatre productions together with The Sound of Music, The King and I and Hamlet.
Little one catcher – Robert Helpmann
The Little one Catcher haunted the desires of youngsters for years to return Credit score: Not recognized, clear with image desk
Robert Helpmann was given a state funeral in Sydney upon his loss of life in 1986Credit score: Popperfoto – Getty
Robert Helpmann struck concern into the guts’s of youngsters along with his most well-known saying “I odor youngsters…” which has haunted the minds of youngsters and adults alike.
He was an Australian ballet dancer, actor and choreographer, and went on to star in quite a lot of blockbusters, together with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Don Quixote after the movie.
Whereas he performed a fearsome position in Chitty, co-star Heather stated he was: “The least scariest particular person I’ve ever met in my life. There was completely nothing about him that was scary.
“He was a candy and charming gentleman. However the best way he moved, could possibly be very scary.”
He was so acclaimed in his native nation that he was given a state funeral in Sydney upon his loss of life in 1986.
Jeremy Potts – Adrian Corridor
Adrian was simply 9 when he landed the position, and he is now 61 and lives in Staines, south England Credit score: Hulton Archive – Getty
Adrian has since given up performing and is the principal at a performing arts collegeCredit score: ITV
Adrian Corridor was simply nine-years-old when he was forged as Jeremy within the smash-hit movie.
After touchdown such a large position Adrian went again to high school to complete his research, however discovered it tough to land extra performing jobs.
Finally he took Chitty off his CV, over concern of being type-cast.
He stated: “I do know that it stopped me being thought-about for roles. Individuals solely suppose you are a baby actor. It wasn’t till I eliminated it that I acquired my first jobs.”
Adrian, now 61, gave up the limelight to work as a instructor, and is now the principal on the Academy of Reside and Recorded Arts (ALRA) .
Jemima Potts – Heather Ripley
Heather Ripley was simply eight-years-old when she starred within the cult movieCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Heather had a troubled life after discovering fame at such a younger age Credit score: Getty Photos
Heather was simply nine-years-old when she starred alongside Dick Van Dyke, however after the movie’s enormous success her private life suffered.
The Scot ran away from her Dundee residence when she was a young person, and blamed her mother and father’ cut up on her world fame.
She grew to become an activist and lived in makeshift peace camps the place she raised her two youngsters, daughter Josie, and son Cosmo.
Heather settled again into her hometown, however encountered a number of authorized troubles.
Now, the previous baby star, now 61, is writing a ebook in regards to the film and is hoping to return to performing.
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