Looking to unwind with some family fun? Nanny McPhee is part Mary Poppins film, part fairy tale. In this modernized yet still Victorian England era, Nanny McPhee (played by the lovely Emma Thompson) comes to help a newly widowed Cedric Brown (played by Colin Firth) and his seven children.
Emma Thompson, who is mostly known for her remarkable award-winning acting skills, plays governess Nanny McPhee and is also responsible for adapting the story (originally written by Christianna Brand) into a screenplay. Most recently, you might recognize Emma Thompson’s voice in Disney’s Brave (2012) as the Scottish queen. Princess Merida is played by Kelly Macdonald, who also stars in Nanny McPhee as Evangeline, the family maid.
“Emma Thompson.” Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopedia Britannica Inc., 2012. Web. 11 Dec. 2012.