Nanny McPhee Returns

August 20th 2010
  • Family/Fantasy,
  • PG,
  • 109 min,
  • Universal Pictures
  • Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson, Maggie Smith, Rhys Ifans, Asa Butterfield, Daniel Mays, Bill Bailey, Nonso Anozie, Katy Brand, Sam Kelly, Eros Vlahos, Oscar Steer, Lil Woods, Rosie Taylor-Ritson
  • Director: Susanna White
  • Writers: Christianna Brand, Emma Thompson
  • Producers: Tim Bevan, Lindsay Doran, Eric Fellner
  • Executive Producers: Liza Chasin, Debra Hayward, Emma Thompson
  • Art Directions: Suzanne Austin, Bill Crutcher, Nick Dent, Gary Jopling
  • Casting: Lucy Bevan
  • Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran
  • D.O.P.: Mike Eley
  • Editor: Sim Evan-Jones
  • Makeup: Peter King
  • Production Design: Simon Elliott


OscarĀ®-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson returns to the role of the magical nanny who appears when she's needed the most and wanted the least in the next chapter of the hilarious and heartwarming fable that has enchanted children around the world.

In the latest installment, Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal), who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she's arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that Mrs. Green's children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in and refuse to leave.

Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and a baby elephant who turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: London, UK; Surrey, UK
  • MPAA Warning: Rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements
  • Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Studio Canal, Relativity Media, Working Title Films, Three Strange Angels
  • Production Schedule: May 2009 - July 2009

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2010 Guide Analysis: "It's not a huge surprise that Emma Thompson opted out of the final "Harry Potter" in favour of this other sequel. Unlike 'Potter' which is essentially just another acting job for her, this film series is a lot more personal to the actress as she adapts the scripts from Christianna Brand's Nurse Matilda book series along with producing and playing the titular role.

2005's "Nanny McPhee" was surprising. In spite of the amateur looking make-up and wild visual touches, it delivered a quite restrained and adept approach to children's fantasy that wasn't afraid to mix moral life lessons, cheeky fun and a dark edge. It also did pretty good business internationally which made the green lighting of this sequel inevitable, albeit a five year gap that's more considerable than expected.

'Potter' fans though will get a kick out of two of the franchise regulars - Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort) and Maggie Smith (McGonagall) - appearing in supporting roles here. An Easter release is planned in the UK and several other international territories, no word on when it'll hit the US."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 25 March 2010: Netherlands, Russia
  • 26 March 2010: Turkey, UK
  • 31 March 2010: France
  • 1 April 2010: Australia, Germany, Greece
  • 2 April 2010: Spain
  • 7 April 2010: Belgium
  • 27 May 2010: Argentina
  • 4 June 2010: Finland
  • 23 July 2010: Sweden
  • 29 July 2010: Denmark
  • 30 July 2010: Norway