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 Thompson||…||Nanny McPhee|
|Colin Firth||…||Mr. Brown|
|Thomas Brodie-Sangster||…||Simon (as Thomas Sangster)|
|Jennifer Rae Daykin||…||Lily|
|Hebe Barnes||…||Baby Agatha|
|Zinnia Barnes||…||Baby Agatha|
|Angela Lansbury||…||Aunt Adelaide|
|Celia Imrie||…||Mrs Quickly|
|Imelda Staunton||…||Mrs Blatherwick|
|Derek Jacobi||…||Mr Wheen|
|Patrick Barlow||…||Mr Jowls|
|Claire Downes||…||Nanny Whetstone|
|Phyllida Law||…||The Voice of Mrs Partridge (voice)|
|Freya Fumic||…||The Voice of Baby Agatha (voice)|
Sources: imdb & wikipedia