Vote For Your Favourite Of These Five Fictional Nannies



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The fabulous Tully has just arrived to Virgin Movies – available to rent right now, from €4.99 – and already its titular hero has joined the ranks of the iconic nannies to grace the screen. Played by Mackenzie Davis, she comes to the rescue when beleaguered mum of three Marlo (the incredible Charlize Theron) needs a bit of a helping hand around the house – and who doesn’t, says you! – in a film that’s funny, frank and painfully honest.

And like we mentioned, it’s merely the latest in a line of movies that put matriarchal stand-ins in the spotlight – so we decided to settle the debate once and for all. We’ve chosen a handful of the very finest to ever grace the screen – you just have to pick the winner! Check out the contenders and cast your vote below…





Available to rent now on Virgin Movies, from €2.99


The mother of all nannies – so to speak! – is the umbrella-toting definition of old-school. Teaching through song, yes, but also using magic along the way, her efforts with the Banks family were nothing if not successful, and more than 50 years later she remains one of the most beloved characters in film.







Available to rent now on Virgin Movies, from €2.99


As a reminder to never judge anybody too quickly, this one takes some beating! The Brown children were none too fond of their government nanny – but a little magic soon fixed that. In fact, the kids missed her when she slipped away, and that’s a pretty positive sign…







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Euphegenia Doubtfire, Daniel Hillard, call him/her what you will; the bottom line is that the story of the strange Scottish nanny is a bonafide comedy classic. The judge might not have approved of the plot, but we think it’s heartwarming! She was a dab hand at the sweeping, too…







Available now on Netflix, Virgin TV 999


Eddie Murphy’s turn as the resourceful – and impressively responsible – Charlie Hilton is perfect proof that a manny can make a nanny if he wants to! Unlike the rest of these candidates he did have plenty of help; then again, considering the numbers he had to look after, that’s probably only fair!






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No, she’s not fictional – but do you want to be the one to tell Jo Frost she can’t be on this list? We don’t want to end up on the naughty step! She might have been stern, but this modern-day Mary Poppins most certainly got results – even if she did sometimes strike fear into the hearts of parents as well as children!




Who's your favourite film nanny?
Mary Poppins
Nanny McPhee
Mrs Doubtfire
Daddy Day Care
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