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Nanny McPhee (2005)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy |.

Nanny McPhee is a British-American comedy fantasy film based on the Nurse Matilda character by Christianna Brand. It was directed by Kirk Jones, co-produced by StudioCanal, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Working Title Films, Three Strange Angels, and Nanny McPhee Productions with music by Patrick Doyle and produced by Lindsay Doran, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner. Set in Victorian England, the film stars Emma Thompson as Nanny McPhee, along with Colin Firth and Angela Lansbury.

The film was theatrically released on 28 October 2005 in the UK by United International Pictures and on 27 January 2006 in the US by Universal Pictures. Thompson also scripted the film, which is adapted from Christianna Brand’s Nurse Matilda books. A sequel, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, was released in 2010. The filming location was Penn House Estate, Penn Street, Buckinghamshire, England, UK.

In Victorian England in 1870s, widowed undertaker Cedric Brown has seven unruly children. He is clumsy and loves his children, but since the death of his wife, has spent little time with them and cannot handle them. The children have had a series of nannies, whom they have systematically driven out with their bad behaviour and pranks. They also take great pleasure in tormenting their cook, Mrs. Blatherwick. Besides their father, the only one the children will ever listen to is Evangeline, the family’s uneducated but sweet-natured scullery maid.

Director: Kirk Jones

Writers: Emma Thompson (screenplay), Christianna Brand (“Nurse Matilda” books)

Stars: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kelly Macdonald, Imelda Staunton


Emma ThompsonNanny McPhee
Colin FirthMr. Brown
Kelly MacdonaldEvangeline
Thomas Brodie-SangsterSimon (as Thomas Sangster)
Eliza BennettTora
Jennifer Rae DaykinLily
Raphaël ColemanEric
Samuel HonywoodSebastian
Holly GibbsChristianna
Hebe BarnesBaby Agatha
Zinnia BarnesBaby Agatha
Angela LansburyAunt Adelaide
Celia ImrieMrs Quickly
Imelda StauntonMrs Blatherwick
Elizabeth BerringtonLetitia
Derek JacobiMr Wheen
Patrick BarlowMr Jowls
Adam GodleyVicar
Claire DownesNanny Whetstone
Phyllida LawThe Voice of Mrs Partridge (voice)
Freya FumicThe Voice of Baby Agatha (voice)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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