British actress EMMA THOMPSON took the inspiration for her role in Nanny McPhee
from her childhood, because she and her siblings were cared for by a series of
And the Academy Award winner, who plays a nanny with magical powers in the
new children's film, has vivid memories of one particular babysitter who stole
her sweets when she was recovering from an operation.
about it."The actress was so distraught she ran away from home.
Thompson says, "I just had my tonsils out when I was seven and this girl
called Paula, who was looking after us, stole my box of sweets. I was so angry
I ran away. I can't believe she ate my sweeties. I still feel quite bitter
"I took my sister, dressed up in our balaclavas, made some sandwiches and
went round the corner to sit behind a tree next to our nursery school.
"We ate the sandwiches then went home and Paula opened the door. We said, 'We ran away but we're back now.' She let us in but never told anyone
PARADISE LOST: THE MOVIEA Hollywood movie has been commissioned based on JOHN MILTON's 1667 epic poem PARADISE LOST. The 12,000 line verse tells of Satan's attempts to provoke a rebellion in Heaven and his role in the story of ADAM and EVE.
A screenplay has been written by PHIL DiBLASI and BYRON WILLINGER and the film is expected to be released by Vincent Newman Entertainment in 2007.
VINCENT NEWMAN says, "Paradise Lost represents the epitome of mythology in that it is the oldest myth with a capital M. I always felt that the story really captures the initial struggle between good and evil and is also the first human love story."