Nanny McPhee

January 27, 2006 0 By Fans
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Emma Thompson stars as a governess who uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in her charge.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 6.6/10 (20,005 voted)

Critic's Score: 59/100

Kirk Jones

Stars: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury

Mr. Cedric Brown has just lost his wife and is now left with his seven children who misbehave so much that all the nannies have run away. Now he is told by a mysterious voice that he should get Nanny McPhee who is a magical woman with special powers.

Writers: Emma Thompson, Christianna Brand


Emma Thompson

Nanny McPhee

Colin Firth

Mr. Brown

Kelly Macdonald


Thomas Brodie-Sangster


(as Thomas Sangster)

Eliza Bennett


Jennifer Rae Daykin


Raphaël Coleman


Samuel Honywood


Holly Gibbs


Hebe Barnes

Baby Agatha

Zinnia Barnes

Baby Agatha

Angela Lansbury

Aunt Adelaide

Celia Imrie

Mrs. Quickly

Imelda Staunton

Mrs. Blatherwick

Elizabeth Berrington


You'll Learn To Love Her. Warts And All.


Official Website:
Universal [United States] |

Release Date: 27 January 2006

Filming Locations: Buckinghamshire, England, UK

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000


Opening Weekend: £2,603,834
(23 October 2005)
(427 Screens)

Gross: $122,489,822
(29 January 2007)

Technical Specs



Did You Know?


The location of the Brown's family house was just a huge muddy field covered in brambles. The crew had to bring in items and sets to build all of the village, the house, the tracks, the garden and the trees.


When Evangeline shows Nanny McPhee the book she is learning to read, the book mark changes between shots as Nanny holds the book up.


Nanny McPhee:
Please, Mr. Brown, go back to your newspaper.

User Review

Don't let the trailers fool you

Rating: 8/10

I almost missed this one because I was turned off by the commercials
and previews, with their emphasis on the silliest parts (the dancing
donkey, etc.). What a mistake that would have been — I'd have missed
one of the driest, archest, loveliest scripts in years. Emma Thompson
can do more with a slightly quirked eyebrow and a quiet "Hm" than most
actresses can with an entire Shakespearean soliloquy. The whole cast,
children and adults alike, is pretty near perfect, some of the best of
the British theater even in the tiniest roles (Derek Jacobi, Imelda
Staunton et al). The kids are tough and tart, without a simper in the
lot, unlike most US child stars.

Don't let the trailers keep you away — this is well worth seeing, sort
of what Lemony Snicket should have been but wasn't.