Oscar winning actress and writer Emma Thompson is best known for her dramatic roles in such films as Howards End, The Remains of the Day, In the Name of the Father, Sense and Sensibility and An Education. But she has also appeared in a series of romantic comedies and family films as well such as Love Actually, Last Chance Harvey, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Nanny McPhee, which she also wrote. Now she returns both as star and writer of the new film Nanny McPhee Returns, which is a sequel to her hit 2005 film and opens in theaters on August 20th. In addition to Thompson the follow-up features an all-star cast of actors including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans and Ewan McGregor, as well as child-actors Lil Woods, Eros Vlahos and Rosie Taylor-Ritson. We recently had an opportunity to sit down and speak with Oscar winner Emma Thompson, Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lil Woods, Eros Vlahos and Rosie Taylor-Ritson about the new movie, the series and the art of making films for the entire family. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
In Nanny McPhee Returns, Oscar 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, which turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.