Naughty Nanny

Emma Thompson returns to the screen

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Move over Mary Poppins, there's a new kind of magical nanny in town. After a small but noticeable spell away from the big screen, Emma Thompson's back with us and Julie Andrews, you'd better watch out. The Oscar-winning scribe has put pen to paper and written Nanny McPhee, an adaptation of the British "Nurse Matilda" books written in the mid-1960s by Christianna Brand. And as she did way back in 1995's Sense And Sensibility, Thompson will also star in her self-penned tale about a governess who – as mothers all over the land would love to do - dabbles in a little magic to change the pesky behaviour of a gang of previously irredeemable kids. To add even more British talent to proceedings, Waking Ned director Kirk Jones has also signed on to control the supernatural childcare in a film surely destined for family classic status.

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