Emma Thompson to co-star in staging of 'Sweeney Todd'

Emma Thompson to co-star in staging of 'Sweeney Todd'

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- British actress Emma Thompson is to play Mrs. Lovett in a staged production of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," the New York Philharmonic said.
Thompson teams up with Smith, Jay-Z for 'Annie' update

Thompson teams up with Smith, Jay-Z for 'Annie' update

LONDON, May 17 (UPI) -- British actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson says she is penning a contemporary screen version of the musical "Annie."
Emma Thompson writing Peter Rabbit tale

Emma Thompson writing Peter Rabbit tale

LONDON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- British actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson has confirmed she is writing a Peter Rabbit book to be published in 2012.
'Nanny McPhee' sequel shooting soon

'Nanny McPhee' sequel shooting soon

LONDON, April 28 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures and Working Title Films say principal photography is set to begin next month in England on "Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang."
Spielberg still set to direct 'Tintin'

Spielberg still set to direct 'Tintin'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg's publicist said the U.S. director is still to direct the first of three planned "Tintin" films, contrary to reports saying Peter Jackson will.

Hollywood not invited to Pyongyang Fest

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- This year's Pyongyang Film Festival in North Korea, as in years past, was devoid of any Hollywood films, Daily Variety reported. One of the world's most mysterious film festivals, the Pyongyang Film Festival has barred Hollywood reps and films since it be

Movies-for-download making inroads

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- U.K. movie-goers now have easier access to Hollywood blockbusters anywhere they go thanks to Universal Pictures.
STOKELY BAKSH, UPI Technology Correspondent

'Eight Below' tops U.S. box office

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- In its debut week, "Eight Below" grossed an estimated $20 million and topped the U.S. box office, said boxofficemojo.com, Sunday.

'The Pink Panther' tops U.S. box office

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Sony's "The Pink Panther" grossed $22 million in it's debut week and topped the U.S. box office, boxofficemojo.com estimated Sunday. "Final Destination 3" grossed $20 million, "Curious George" grossed $15 million and "Firewall" grossed $14 million in thei

'When a Stranger Calls' tops box office

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- In its debut week, "When a Stranger Calls" grossed $22 million and topped the U.S. box office, boxofficemojo.com estimated Sunday.

'Big Momma's House 2' tops U.S. box office

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Fox's "Big Momma's House 2" grossed $28 million its debut week topping the U.S. box office, boxofficemojo.com estimated Sunday.

Angela Lansbury to return to films

LONDON, March 3 (UPI) -- Angela Lansbury, the detective in TV's "Murder She Wrote," will end a 20-year absence from the silver screen with the British movie "Nanny McPhee."
Nanny McPhee
Director Kirk Jones arrives at the American premiere of 'Nanny McPhee' in Universal City, California, January 14, 2006. The movie will open January 27. (UPI Photo/Michael Tweed)

Nanny McPhee is a 2005 fantasy film starring Emma Thompson. Thompson also wrote the screenplay, which is adapted from Christianna Brand's Nurse Matilda books.

Taking place in 19th century England, widower and undertaker 41-year-old Cedric Brown (Colin Firth) has seven children: 11-year-old Simon (Thomas Sangster), 10-year-old Tora (Eliza Bennett), 9-year-old Lily (Jennifer Rae Daykin), 8-year-old Eric (Raphaƫl Coleman), 7-year-old Sebastian (Samuel Honywood),5-year-old Christianna (Holly Gibbs) and 1-year-old Agatha (Hebe and Zinnia Barnes). He loves his children very much, but spends little time with them, unable to handle raising them all on his own, after their mother died. The children have had a series of seventeen nannies, whom they systematically drive out; it is a point of pride for them to get rid of each nanny as fast as possible. They also terrorize the cook, Mrs. Blatherwick (Imelda Staunton) but are cared for and loved by Evangeline (Kelly Macdonald) the young scullery maid.

Cedric attempts to hire another nanny from the agency that sent the past seventeen nannies, but the agency refuses him, as the children have sent the past nannies away, terrorized. Desperate to find another nanny, Cedric heeds the advice of a mysterious voice from the house, which says, "the person you need is Nanny McPhee." After a series of mysterious events, an unusual and hideous woman named Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) arrives at Brown home, introducing herself as a "government nanny". With discipline and magic, she transforms the family's lives. In the process, she herself transforms from ugly to beautiful. The children, led by Simon, attempt to play their tricks on her, but gradually start to respect her and ask her for advice. They change into responsible people, helping their hapless father in solving the family problems, and making Nanny McPhee less and less needed.

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