2004 Certificate: u


Oscar-winner Emma Thompson stars and winningly adapts the 'Nurse Matilda' books by Christianna Brand into a surefire family pleaser. She plays Nanny McPhee, the formidable childminder who suddenly appears at the home of six unruly brats and their feckless father (Colin Firth). Rewardingly focusing on character rather than special effects, this is a lesson in family movie-making that audiences of all ages will love to learn.


  • Kirk Jones


  • Emma Thompson

  • Colin Firth

  • Kelly Macdonald

  • Imelda Staunton

  • Angela Lansbury

  • Celia Imrie