“They should be doing their homework, or outside riding horses.
“They should be learning and growing at their own pace – and learning things at the right time, rather than when it’s convenient for others.” Speaking of the perils of being a child star, she added: “It’s just not normal for a child to have that kind of focus on them and then trot off into life thinking that everyone’s going to pamper them and treat them as if they’re ‘special’.
In 1984, Dotrice retired from show business to focus on motherhood—she has three children from two marriages—though she has provided commentary for various Disney projects and has resumed making public appearances. Born into a theatre family, Dotrice is the daughter of Kay (née Katherine Newman) and Roy Dotrice, two Shakespearean actors who met and married while performing in repertory productions in England. who was married to Elsa Lanchester, one of the co-stars of Mary Poppins.
Dotrice was a toddler when her father joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (later the Royal Shakespeare Company) in 1957.
By age four, she was ready to perform, making her début in an RSC production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht.
There, a Disney scout saw Dotrice and brought her to Burbank, California, to meet Walt Disney.
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born 9 November 1955) is a British actress, known primarily for her role as Jane Banks in Walt Disney's feature film adaptation of the Mary Poppins book series.
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