Clara Brill is the Banks' cook in the film Mary Poppins.


Mrs. Brill is often referred to by George and Winifred Banks as Cook. The beginning of the film shows that she doesn't get along with the maid, Ellen. Like the rest of the household, she appears to be much happier by the end of the film.

She seems to be an older lady. She is often seen wearing a blue striped dress, with an apron and cap.

Role in the Film

Mrs. Brill is first heard arguing with Ellen so loudly that it can be heard by Bert from outside the house. Inside, it is revealed that the two are in a disagreement over the impending departure of Katie Nanna, nanny to the children, Jane and Michael Banks. Ellen is upset since she will be responsible for them if no nanny is employed. Mrs. Brill, however, seems to dislike Katie Nanna and is happy to see her leave as she says she hates her "high and mighty" attitude and face. When Winifred returns home, she is drawn into her song, "Sister Suffragette".

After Mary Poppins is employed, a change comes over the entire household, including Mrs. Brill. Not only does she now get along with Ellen, but she is so happy that she begins singing in the kitchen as she cooks. After that, she is seen only briefly throughout the film. During the "Step in Time" sequence, she is shocked to see the numerous chimney sweeps in the house and in fact attempts to hit one with what appears to be a frying pan. At the end of the film, she is seen looking on happily as a reformed George takes his family kite flying.

v - e - d
Mary Poppins Logo
Films: Mary PoppinsMary Poppins ReturnsThe Cat That Looked at a KingVideo

Music: SoundtrackMusicalThe Legacy Collection
Books: Big Golden BookLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Garden of the Twelve FriendsThe Great Movie Ride

Entertainment: Disney's BelieveDisney Classics: The Music & The Magic
Restaurants: Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe
Parades: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney Cinema ParadeDisney Friends Springtime ProcessionalDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on Parade: 100 Years of MagicDisney Stars on ParadeDisney Stars 'n' CarsDreaming Up!Happiness is Here ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeThe Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Fireworks: Believe... There's Magic in the StarsDisney Dreams!Disney Movie MagicDisneyland ForeverFantasy in the SkyMagical

Mary PoppinsBertGeorge BanksWinifred BanksJane BanksMichael BanksPenguin WaitersFoxAdmiral Boom and Mr. BinnacleUncle AlbertMr. Dawes Sr.Katie NannaMrs. BrillEllenMr. Dawes Jr.Constable JonesThe Pearly Band
Mary Poppins: Sister SuffragetteThe Life I LeadThe Perfect NannyA Spoonful of SugarJolly HolidaySupercalifragilisticexpialidociousStay AwakeI Love to LaughFeed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag)A British BankFidelity Fiduciary BankChim Chim Cher-eeStep in TimeA Man Has DreamsLet's Go Fly a Kite

Mary Poppins Returns: Can You Imagine ThatA Cover Is Not the BookThe Place Where Lost Things GoTrip a Little Light FantasticNowhere to Go But Up
Musical: Temper, TemperPractically PerfectAnything Can Happen
Deleted Songs: The ChimpanzooThe Right SideThe Land of SandAdmiral BoomMary Poppins' MelodyYou Think, You BlinkThrough The Eyes of LoveWest WindTiki TownThe North Pole Polka