Nanny McPhee is a 2005 fantasy film starring Emma Thompson. Thompson also wrote the screenplay, which is adapted from Christianna Brand's Nurse Matilda books. On the BBC One television show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Thompson revealed that a film trilogy is planned[citation needed.
Сontent Taking place in 19th century England, widower and undertaker 41-year-old Cedric Brown (Colin Firth) has seven children: 12-year-old Simon (Thomas Sangster), 10-year-old Tora (Eliza Bennett), 9-year-old Lily (Jennifer Rae Daykin), 8-year- old Eric (Raphael Coleman), 7-year-old Sebastian (Sam Honywood), 5-year-old Christianna (Holly Gibbs) and 1-year- old Aggie (Hebe Barnes and Zinnia Barnes). He loves his children very much, but spends little time with them, unable to handle raising them all on his own. The children have had a series of seventeen nannies, whom they systematically drive out; it is a point of pride for them to get rid of each nanny as fast as possible. They also terrorize the cook, Mrs. Blatherwick (Imelda Staunton) but are cared for and loved by Evangeline (Kelly Macdonald), the young scullery maid…
Cedric attempts to hire another nanny from the agency that sent the past seventeen nannies, but the agency refuses him, as the children have sent the past nannies away, terrorized. Desperate to find another nanny, Cedric heeds the advice of a mysterious voice from the house, which says, "the person you need is Nanny McPhee." After a series of mysterious events, an unusual and hideous woman named Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) arrives at Brown home, introducing herself as a "government nanny". With discipline and magic, she transforms the family's lives.
Cast Emma Thompson as Nanny McPhee Colin Firth as Cedric Brown Kelly Macdonald as Evangeline Angela Lansbury as Great Aunt Adelaide Celia Imrie as Mrs. Selma Quickly Imelda Staunton as Mrs. Blatherwick Derek Jacobi as Mr. Wheen Patrick Barlow as Mr. Jowls Thomas Sangster as Simon Eliza Bennett as Tora Jennifer Rae Daykin as Lily Raphaël Coleman as Eric Samuel Honywood as Sebastian Holly Gibbs as Christianna (Chrissy) Hebe and Zinnia Barnes as Agatha (Aggy)
Directed by Kirk Jones Produced by Lindsay Doran Tim Bevan Eric Fellner Written by Screenplay: Emma Thompson Books: Christianna Brand Starring Emma Thompson Colin Firth Angela Lansbury Imelda Staunton Kelly Macdonald Thomas Sangster Music by Patrick Doyle Cinematography Henry Braham Editing by Justin Krish Nick Moore
Studio StudioCanal Working Title Films Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributed by Universal Pictures Release date(s) United Kingdom 21 October, 2005 Australia & New Zealand 12 January, 2006 United States & Canada 27 January, 2006 Running time 98 minutes Language English Budget $34,000,000 (estimated) Gross revenue $122,489,822] Followed by Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010)