Nanny McPhee (2005) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
6.5/ 10 (27913 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated PG for mild thematic elements, some rude humor and brief language

Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) [us] - (in assocation with) (as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)
Nanny McPhee Productions [gb] - (in association with)
Studio Canal [fr] - (presents) (as Studiocanal)
Three Strange Angels [gb] - (in association with)
Universal Pictures [us] - (presents)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(Ireland) - 21 October 2005
(UK) - 21 October 2005
(Australia) - 12 January 2006
(New Zealand) - 12 January 2006
(Brazil) - 20 January 2006

Running Time

You'll Learn To Love Her. Warts And All. Behave or Beware

1800s, 19th-century, adoption, aunt, baby, based-on-novel, boy-with-glasses, bully, buzzing, cake-in-the-face, cane, character-name-in-title, child-rearing, children, corpse, donkey, electric-shock, empty-chair, fake-illness, family-relationships, father, first-of-series, first-part, food-fight, frog,

Technical Support
CAM:Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision Primo Lenses
LAB:Framestore CFC, London, UK - (digital intermediate)
LAB:Technicolor, London, UK
MET:2720 m - (Portugal, 35 mm)
OFM:35 mm - (Fuji)
PCS:Digital Intermediate - (2K) (master format)
PCS:Super 35 - (source format)
PFM:35 mm - (anamorphic)
RAT:2.35 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Barlow, Patrick as [Mr. Jowls] <17>
  2. Brodie-Sangster, Thomas as (as Thomas Sangster) [Simon] <4>
  3. Coleman, Raphaël as [Eric] <7>
  4. Firth, Colin as [Mr. Brown] <2>
  5. Godley, Adam as [Vicar] <18>
  6. Honywood, Samuel as [Sebastian] <8>
  7. Jacobi, Derek as [Mr. Wheen] <16>
  8. Barnes, Hebe as [Baby Agatha] <10>
  9. Barnes, Zinnia as [Baby Agatha] <11>
  10. Bennett, Eliza as [Tora] <5>
  11. Berrington, Elizabeth as [Letitia] <15>
  12. Daykin, Jennifer Rae as [Lily] <6>
  13. Downes, Claire as [Nanny Whetstone] <19>
  14. Fumic, Freya as (voice) [Baby Agatha] <21>
  15. Gibbs, Holly as [Christianna] <9>
  16. Imrie, Celia as [Mrs. Quickly] <13>
  17. Lansbury, Angela as [Aunt Adelaide] <12>
  18. Law, Phyllida as (voice) [Mrs. Partridge] <20>
  19. Macdonald, Kelly as [Evangeline] <3>
  20. Staunton, Imelda as [Mrs. Blatherwick] <14>
  21. Thompson, Emma (I) as [Nanny McPhee] <1>


  1. Comedy
  2. Family
  3. Fantasy

Full Plot

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. Daniel Cudley In this dark and witty fable, Emma Thompson portrays a person of unsettling appearance and magical powers who enters the household of recently widowed Mr. Brown and attempts to tame his seven exceedingly ill-behaved children. The children have managed to drive away 17 previous nannies but as Nanny McPhee takes control, they begin to notice that their vile behavior now leads swiftly and magically to rather startling consequences. Daniel Cudley Cedric Brown is a sad and nostalgic widower, owner of an undertaker's business, who doesn't know how to manage the unsustainable situation with his undisciplined children. Every nanny (17 exactly) have run away from them. Simon, the oldest brother, is the head behind the pranks and he doesn't have a very good relationship with his father. But the solution will be Nanny McPhee, a magic nanny who literally falls from heaven to discipline the children and teach them some lessons. Alejandro Frias Based on the "Nurse Matilda" books by Christianna Brand comes the story of Nanny McPhee. Cedric Brown is now a widower with seven ill-behaved children who've already chased away 17 nannies. But when a mysterious voice tells Cedric to hire Nanny McPhee, she arrives at the Brown home and the kids learn to behave properly. But when Great-Aunt Adelaide tells Cedric he must be married by the end of the month or she'll separate the children, he tries to find women, but the children run them away. And Nanny McPhee tells Simon, the eldest, that he will face the consequences, so the kids go to Selma Quickly and admit what they did and ask to give their father a second chance and they will be married. Will the kids really find the perfect woman for their father? Max Davison Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 849,905 (Germany) (12 March 2006) AD: 228,600 (Germany) (2 February 2006) AD: 287,000 (Netherlands) (31 December 2006) BT: USD 25,000,000 CP: Copyright 2005 Nanny McPhee Productions Limited (on print); Universal City Studios, LLLP; 8 December 2005; PA1303940 (in copyright registry) GR: USD 47,144,110 (USA) (4 May 2006) GR: USD 47,124,400 (USA) (30 April 2006) GR: USD 47,025,290 (USA) (23 April 2006) GR: USD 46,868,895 (USA) (16 April 2006) GR: USD 46,695,430 (USA) (9 April 2006) GR: USD 46,487,425 (USA) (2 April 2006) GR: USD 46,225,565 (USA) (26 March 2006) GR: USD 45,846,980 (USA) (19 March 2006) GR: USD 45,196,610 (USA) (12 March 2006) GR: USD 44,405,510 (USA) (5 March 2006) GR: USD 42,635,150 (USA) (26 February 2006) GR: USD 39,251,465 (USA) (19 February 2006) GR: USD 32,956,035 (USA) (12 February 2006) GR: USD 26,535,740 (USA) (5 February 2006) GR: USD 14,503,650 (USA) (29 January 2006) GR: GBP 16,428,714 (UK) (1 January 2006) GR: GBP 16,380,121 (UK) (25 December 2005) GR: GBP 16,306,597 (UK) (18 December 2005) GR: GBP 16,254,834 (UK) (11 December 2005) GR: GBP 16,161,574 (UK) (4 December 2005) GR: GBP 15,869,940 (UK) (27 November 2005) GR: GBP 15,394,793 (UK) (20 November 2005) GR: GBP 14,484,927 (UK) (13 November 2005) GR: GBP 12,751,179 (UK) (6 November 2005) GR: GBP 9,828,104 (UK) (30 October 2005) GR: GBP 2,603,834 (UK) (23 October 2005) GR: USD 122,489,822 (Worldwide) (29 January 2007) GR: USD 75,345,712 (Non-USA) (29 January 2007) GR: EUR 248,765 (Netherlands) (12 February 2006) OW: USD 14,503,650 (USA) (29 January 2006) (1,995 screens) OW: GBP 2,603,834 (UK) (23 October 2005) (427 screens) OW: EUR 190,053 (Netherlands) (12 February 2006) (104 screens) OW: EUR 508,042 (Spain) (9 April 2006) PD: 1 April 2004 - ? SD: 1 April 2004 - ? WG: USD 71,955 (USA) (30 April 2006) (123 screens) WG: USD 94,375 (USA) (23 April 2006) (151 screens) WG: USD 104,755 (USA) (16 April 2006) (194 screens) WG: USD 142,485 (USA) (9 April 2006) (250 screens) WG: USD 153,520 (USA) (2 April 2006) WG: USD 274,155 (USA) (26 March 2006) (373 screens) WG: USD 337,770 (USA) (19 March 2006) (417 screens) WG: USD 458,850 (USA) (12 March 2006) (665 screens) WG: USD 1,255,905 (USA) (5 March 2006) (1,329 screens) WG: USD 2,402,230 (USA) (26 February 2006) (1,906 screens) WG: USD 5,102,555 (USA) (19 February 2006) (2,001 screens) WG: USD 4,940,395 (USA) (12 February 2006) (2,148 screens) WG: USD 9,796,465 (USA) (5 February 2006) (2,146 screens) WG: USD 14,503,650 (USA) (29 January 2006) (1,995 screens) WG: GBP 21,957 (UK) (1 January 2006) (98 screens) WG: GBP 21,345 (UK) (25 December 2005) (116 screens) WG: GBP 31,824 (UK) (18 December 2005) (172 screens) WG: GBP 70,579 (UK) (11 December 2005) (298 screens) WG: GBP 239,270 (UK) (4 December 2005) (393 screens) WG: GBP 365,618 (UK) (27 November 2005) (416 screens) WG: GBP 637,277 (UK) (20 November 2005) (438 screens) WG: GBP 1,313,524 (UK) (13 November 2005) (442 screens) WG: GBP 1,656,113 (UK) (6 November 2005) (421 screens) WG: GBP 3,079,722 (UK) (30 October 2005) (426 screens) WG: GBP 2,603,834 (UK) (23 October 2005) (427 screens) WG: EUR 190,053 (Netherlands) (12 February 2006) (104 screens)

Movie Certificate

U (UK)
G (Ireland)
PG (Australia)
o.Al. (Germany)
PG (Singapore)
AL (Netherlands)
7 (Switzerland)(canton of Vaud)
7 (Switzerland)(canton of Geneva)
Livre (Brazil)
Atp (Argentina)
M/6 (Portugal)
U (Malaysia)
Btl (Sweden)
K-7 (Finland)
L (Iceland)
G (Philippines)
G (Canada)(Ontario)
All (South Korea)
PG (New Zealand)
PG (USA)(PCA #41676)

Music Composers

  1. Doyle, Patrick (I)


  1. Braham, Henry (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Ede, Nic


Bontonfilm [cz] - (2006) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
Eagle Pictures [it] - (2008) (Italy) (theatrical)
Mars Distribution [fr] - (2006) (France) (theatrical)
Solar Entertainment [ph] - (2006) (Philippines) (theatrical)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [gr] - (2007) (Greece) (DVD)
Taramount Film [rs] - (2005) (Serbia) (theatrical) (Montenegro) (Macedonia)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ar] - (2006) (Argentina) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ch] - (2006) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [gb] - (2005) (UK) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [gr] - (2006) (Greece) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [nl] - (2006) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ph] - (2006) (Philippines) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ru] - (2006) (Russia) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [sg] - (2006) (Singapore) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures Benelux [nl] - (2006) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Universal Pictures [us] - (2006) (USA) (theatrical)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment [us] - (2010) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)


  1. Angeloudes, Christina (paralegal: Working Title)
  2. Aza, Graham (II) (location finder)
  3. Bain, Norma (chaperone)
  4. Baltrunas, Linzi (assistant location manager)
  5. Bannerman, Celia (dialogue coach: children)
  6. Barber, Tyson (location runner)
  7. Black, Samantha (I) (assistant production coordinator) (as Sam Black)
  8. Carruthers, Gavin (production runner)
  9. Chong, Jinyi (assistant: Lindsay Doran, US)
  10. Deakin, Jodie (tutor: children) (as Jodie Dakin)
  11. Donovan, Farnaz (assistant accountant)
  12. Dorigan, Chloe (assistant: Tim Bevan, Working Title) (as Chloé Dorigan)
  13. Dove, Denise (III) (utility stand-in)
  14. Dyer, Penny (dialect coach)
  15. Edwards, Charles (XII) (clearance coordinator)
  16. Ensby, John (laboratory contact)
  17. Eyles, Penny (script supervisor)
  18. Farla, Elton (construction paramedic)
  19. Gardner, Lisa (V) (unit nurse)
  20. Ghosh, Shefali (chief financial officer: Working Title)
  21. Gibson, Jane (II) (etiquette coach)
  22. Gillies, James (III) (location assistant)
  23. Gourlay, Hugh (location manager)
  24. Granger, Amelia (development executive: Working Title Films)
  25. Green, Kia (utility stand-in)
  26. Harmer, Jill (chaperone)
  27. Harper, Tarn (post-production accountant)
  28. Haveland, Sam (production runner)
  29. Helman, Darren (location assistant)
  30. Holden, Aimee (II) (utility stand-in)
  31. Hopkins, Chris (III) (audio/video systems engineer) (uncredited)
  32. Howes, Charles (tutor: children)
  33. Hudson, Kevin (XIII) (utility stand-in)
  34. James, Abbie (I) (stand-in: Emma Thompson)
  35. James, Abbie (II) (stand-in: Emma Thompson)
  36. James, Aliza (assistant: Eric Fellner, Working Title)
  37. Jenkins, Matthew (II) (production runner)
  38. Johnson, Carrie (I) (unit nurse)
  39. Jones, Claire (VI) (production assistant)
  40. Jones, Non (accounts trainee)
  41. Kay, Debbie (horses and carriages)
  42. King, Sally (I) (chaperone)
  43. Linton, James (stand-in: Colin Firth)
  44. Loisy, Sandrine (stand-in: Kelly McDonald)
  45. Luther, Mary (home economist) (uncredited)
  46. Lynch, Ann (I) (executive coordinator: Working Title)
  47. MacDonald, Kenny (III) (assistant coordinator: Working Title)
  48. Malric-Smith, Michael (helicopter pilot) (as Michael Malric-Smigth)
  49. Mann, Stacy (I) (unit publicist)
  50. McDonald, Fanny (tutor: children)
  51. Mckenna, Gráinne (senior legal and business affairs executive: Working Title)
  52. Meslin, Christophe (head of systems) (uncredited)
  53. Morane-Griffiths, Adam (assistant: Lindsay Doran, UK)
  54. Morris, Juliet (III) (floor runner)
  55. Morrison, Angela (chief operating officer: Working Title)
  56. Murray, Benedict (production assistant)
  57. Norman, Chris (III) (assistant accountant)
  58. Norris, James (VII) (production assistant)
  59. North, Frédéric (helicopter pilot)
  60. Nwanguma, Omelihu (production runner)
  61. Phillips, Roger (II) (end titles) (uncredited)
  62. Pickford, Philip (aerial ground safety) (uncredited)
  63. Poullain, Luc (aerial coordinator) (uncredited)
  64. Radin, Lisa (floor runner)
  65. Rezkallah, Nacera (chaperone)
  66. Richardson, James (III) (first assistant accountant)
  67. Roberts, Danny (VI) (utility stand-in)
  68. Rogers, Adele (food stylist) (uncredited)
  69. Shah, Sheeraz (head of legal and business affairs: Working Title)
  70. Shearer, Suzie (production coordinator)
  71. Soltani, Amin (floor runner)
  72. Sorton, James (production assistant)
  73. Tandy, Michele (financial controller)
  74. Tidy, Katherine (food stylist)
  75. Tyler, Catherine (production runner) (as Cathy Tidy)
  76. Wainwright, Lucy (legal and business affairs executive: Working Title)
  77. White, Andrew (VII) (title designer) (uncredited)
  78. Wright, Sarah Jane (production executive: Working Title) (as Sarah-Jane Robinson)


Nanny McPhee: There is something you should understand about the way I work. When you need me but do not want me, then I must stay. When you want me but no longer need me, then I have to go. It's rather sad, really, but there it is. [Nanny McPhee turns around to walk out of the room, but stops once she hears Simon] Simon Brown: We will never want you! Nanny McPhee: Then I will never go. Mrs. Blatherwick: [repeatedly, holding up a piece of paper and pointing to it, referring to the children not being allowed inside the kitchen] I have it in writin'. Tora: [regarding the rattle that she has just taken from the baby] It was our mother's rattle. Give it back! Mrs. Quickly: I'm your mother now. Mrs. Quickly: [snaps rattle in half] Great Aunt Adelaide: Incest! Simon Brown: I NEVER say "please"! [repeated line] Nanny McPhee: I did knock. [Repeated line] Nanny McPhee: The person you need is Nanny McPhee. Mr. Brown: Nanny McPhee! Now she can't take the donkey, so what have you done? Nanny McPhee: I have done nothing, sir. The children have decided amongst themselves. Mr. Brown: Decided what? Great Aunt Adelaide: [off in distance] There you are, my dear. Mr. Brown: Not little Chrissy. [runs from the house] Chrissy! Great Aunt Adelaide: [in the carriage] Now my dear, tell me your name. Mr. Brown: [bolts down the road] Chrissy! Nanny McPhee: Tell me your name. Mr. Brown: [in the forest] Chrissy! Great Aunt Adelaide: Sit up straight, and tell me your name. Mr. Brown: [the carriage fades in the distance] NO! Christianna! Christianna: Papa! Papa! [races into her father's arms and hugs him] Mr. Brown: Oh thank... [the other children run up to him] all of you? Oh... Then who is? Evangeline: [raises head for Aunt Adelaide to see] Evangeline... My name is Evangeline. Mrs. Quickly: O, I do love my weddings! [repeated line] Nanny McPhee: Hmm... Nanny McPhee: How's the reading coming along? Evangeline: Oh... all right. I still haven't gotten to the end of the story, though. Nanny McPhee: There's no need. You are the end of the story. Eric Brown: The nanny is a witch. [repeated line given after making a sudden appearance] Nanny McPhee: I did knock. Great Aunt Adelaide: If there's one thing I won't stand for, it's loose vowels! Mr. Brown: [monologue] I was confident that there was nothing they could do to upset her. Nanny Whetstone: [charges into the mortuary screaming] THEY'VE EATEN THE BABY! Mr. Brown: [monologue] Except that. Narrator: Hello. Unfortunately, we must start the story with an empty chair. If it wasn't empty, however, we wouldn't have a story. But, it is, and we do, so we must tell it. Tora: [descussing the mishaps at the tea with their father] And the worms in the sandwiches. Sebastian: That was my idea!... I mean, my fault. Lily: Evangeline, do you love Papa? Evangeline: Of course not! I know my place. That wouldn't be right. I mean... yes. Lily: Papa, do you love Evangeline? Mr. Brown: What are you saying? That- that would be totally improper. I mean a thing like that could- could never happen. I mean, obviously... yes. Nanny McPhee: [after using a winking donkey to rescue the children from their Great Aunt] One of you is going to have to go and it can't be the donkey. Nanny McPhee: Please, Mr. Brown, go back to your newspaper. Evangeline: Sod my manners you old trout. This is the most fun I've had in weeks. Baby Agatha: Beehive! Mr. Brown: It wasn't really the baby they were eating. It was a chicken, actually. Simon Brown: You must feel at such a disadvantage, Nanny McPhee. Nanny McPhee: In what way? Simon Brown: We know your name... but you don't know ours. [holds out hand] Simon Brown: Pleased to make your acquantence, I'm Oglinton Fartworthy. [Children giggle whilst making farty noises] Nanny McPhee: [Shakes Simon's hand] How d'you do. Simon Brown: That's F-A-R-T, Fartworthy. Tora: Booger McHorsefanny. Lily: Knickers O'Muffin. Eric Brown: Sandra. Christianna: Bum. Sebastian: I'm Bum! Christianna: Oh, Bosoms. [Children giggle out loud] Baby Agatha: Bum. Christianna: You can't be Bum, Aggie! Sebastian's Bum. You're Poop. Baby Agatha: Poop Bum. Sebastian: You can't be Poop and Bum! Great Aunt Adelaide: I shall relieve you of one of your children and give it a home with me at Stitch Manor... As for your fortunate daughter - for it must be a girl and not one of those other things... Mr. Brown: I must marry Quickly. [picks up a violin] Mr. Brown: Simon, cricket practice. Eric Brown: BANG goes that theory. Tora: [deciding who will go with their great-aunt] Well, I'm the eldest girl. I'll go. Lily: No. I've always known I was destined for tragedy. I'll go. Baby Agatha: Aggy go. Eric Brown: Don't be silly, Aggy. You're not even a whole girl yet. Christianna: No. She wanted me. I'll go. Sebastian: You can't all go. Mrs. Quickly: [to the children] There's only one thing men want. It's no wonder there are so many of you. Mr. Brown: Milk? Great Aunt Adelaide: Definitely not! Most unhealthy! Mr. Brown: Sugar? Great Aunt Adelaide: Six, if you please. Mr. Brown: Six... Mr. Brown: I can't support my own family. I never have been able to. There are so many of you. But You're all so delicious. When Aggy came along and your mother was so ill, I said to her, "I think we will have to stop now, dear," and she said... She said, "I know." Simon Brown: [Nanny McPhee appears only after he taps her wand into the ground, he nervously quotes her] I-I *did* knock... Nanny McPhee: I know. I heard you.

Other Titles

  1. Eine zauberhafte Nanny (2006) (ENG)

  2. Nanny McPhee (2005) (ENG)

  3. Nanny McPhee - Tata Matilda (2006) (ENG)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Buckinghamshire, England, UK
  2. Dorset, England, UK - (exteriors)
  3. England, UK
  4. London, England, UK
  5. Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK - (studio)
  6. Shingle Mere Meadow, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire, England, UK


- The beach scene was filmed at Durdle Door in Dorset, a "world famous geological wonder" and a massive climb both down to the beach and back up again. Six tons of filming equipment was taken down to the beach by helicopter.

- 'Skandar Keynes' (qv) tried out for a role.

- 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.

- A scene in the funeral parlor of Cedric playing around with a dead body's mouth and tightening his jaw, was cut from the film because it proved to be too frightening for children.

- Real food was thrown during the food fight scene.

- 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv) said that it took her nine years to write this screenplay, while it took her only five years to write _Sense and Sensibility (1995)_ (qv), for which she won an Oscar.

- The voice of Mrs Partridge, proprietor of the agency to which Mr Brown repairs for a new nanny ("There's no more nannies! You've 'ad the lot!"), is provided by actress 'Phyllida Law' (qv), 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv)'s mother.

- It took 5 years for 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv) and