Film - Homage | CineMerit Award Emma Thompson Filmfest 2018


Directed by Kirk Jones


Director: Kirk Jones
Section: Homage | CineMerit Award Emma Thompson
Country: France, USA, United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Eliza Bennett



"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," says Nanny McPhee, who has suddenly shown up at the door of the Brown family. The little rascals have managed to frighten off 17 governesses, but this witch-like nanny with scraggly hair, warts, and crooked teeth can't be put off so easily. That's because she has magical powers. The seven Brown children soon notice that there's more to their lessons than they might have thought. Emma Thompson not only plays the starring role; she wrote the screenplay adaptation.

Meet the director

Kirk Jones

Director and scriptwriter Kirk Jones was born in Bristol, England, in 1963. He attended the Newport Film School at the University of South Wales, specializing there in film direction and television advertising. Jones has received several awards for his commercials. His first feature film, WAKING NED DEVINE (1998), received numerous awards and was shown at a large number of international film festivals. His subsequent films include EVERYBODY'S FINE (2009) and WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING (2012).


Screenplay: Emma Thompson
Director of Photography: Henry Braham
Film Editor: Justin Krish, Nick Moore
Composer: Patrick Doyle
Production Designer: Michael Howells
Costume Design: Nic Ede
Sound: Simon Hayes
Producer: Tim Bevan, Lindsay Doran, Eric Fellner
Production Company: Universal Pictures, Studiocanal, Working Title Films
Co-Producer: Glynis Murray
Distributor: Universal Pictures International Germany GmbH