Starring: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Kelly MacDonald, Thomas Sangster, Eliza Bennett, Jennifer Rae Daykin, Raphael Coleman, Sam Honywood, Holly Gibbs, Hebe Barnes, Zinnia Barnes, Angela Lansbury, Celia Imrie, Imelda Staunton, Elizabeth Berrington
Director: Kirk Jones
Running Time: 94 minutes
IS SHE A HYPNOTIST? A MAGICIAN? A WITCH?
Universal Pictures is delighted to announce the highly anticipated release of Nanny McPhee, available to own on DVD. Starring and written by Academy Award™ winner Emma Thompson (Love Actually, Sense And Sensibility) this hilarious and heart-warming film is a magical tale for both children and adults, perfect for the family to enjoy together!
Casting the Children: A look at the process of casting of the children exploring their background and past experience in acting. Including the trials & tribulations of working with children & animals
Village Life: A behind the scenes look at how the Brown house and the village were created.
Nanny McPhee Makeover: A look at how Emma Thompson was transformed into Nanny McPhee and subsequent transition from ugly Nanny to beautiful Nanny.
Deleted Scenes: Nannies of the world / Jowls and Wheen walk at night / Mr Brown and Evangeline / Mr Sapless and the pink chair / Jowls & Wheen Surprise Mr Brown / The Tea Party / Nanny in Disguise
How Nanny McPhee came to be: A featurette looking at the life and work of Christianna Brand and Edward Adrizzone
Audio Commentary with Director Kirk Jones
Audio Commentary with Emma Thompson and Producer Lindsay Doran
Colin Firth (Bridget Jones Diary) plays the recently widowed Mr Brown struggling to control his brood of seven wonderful yet mischievous children, who have scared away a total of seventeen nannies with their naughty behaviour.
The answer to all of Mr Browns problems comes in the form of the comically ugly, no nonsense Nanny McPhee who swoops in to take control of the Brown household, particularly his rebellious children!
With the use of her magical walking stick, Nanny McPhee begins to bring the house in line with a BANG! She has five important lessons to teach them before they are left to their father, and in the days that follow they find that any mischief they get up to will be used against them with hilarious consequences. As the children begin to discover Nanny McPhees magical powers; they quickly learn she is no ordinary nanny.
When the Brown children discover their father is planning to remarry to appease their wicked Aunt Adelaide (Angela Lansbury), the troublesome fun beings. They decide to step up the mischief to ensure any potential step-mothers are warned off, much to the exasperation of the beautiful scullery maid Evangeline (Kelly McDonald) and cook, Mrs Blatherwick (Imelda Staunton).
Throughout this magical tale, the children learn as much about themselves as they learn from Nanny McPhee as they try and keep their family together. As the childrens behaviour improves, so does the unusual appearance of their new nanny, bringing into question this mysterious stranger the family have come to love.
Based on the Nurse Matilda series of books by Christianna Brand Nanny McPhee was adapted for the screen by Emma Thompson.
Move over Mary Poppins, theres a new Nanny in town and therell be no spoonfuls of sugar, just a double helping of fun and mayhem!