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Christianna Brand (1907–1988)

Christianna Brand was born on December 17, 1907 in Malaya as Mary Christianna Milne. She was a writer, known for Nanny McPhee (2005), Nanny McPhee Returns (2010) and Green for Danger (1946). She was married to Roland Lewis. She died on March 11, 1988. See full bio »


in Malaya


(age 80)

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Nanny McPhee Writer
Night Gallery Writer


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 2010 Nanny McPhee Returns (characters)
 2005 Nanny McPhee ("Nurse Matilda" books)
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- The Sins of the Fathers/You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore (1972) ... (short story - segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
 1968 Jackanory (TV Series) (book - 5 episodes)
- Nurse Matilda: Greens for Lunch (1968) ... (book)
- Nurse Matilda: Total War (1968) ... (book)
- Nurse Matilda: Fuddledutch (1968) ... (book)
 1952 Secret People (additional dialogue)
 1947 The Mark of Cain (screenplay)
 1947 Death in High Heels (novel "Death in High Heels")
 1946 Green for Danger (from the novel by)
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 1973 Call My Bluff (TV Series)
- Episode #7.14 (1973) ... Self
- Episode #7.13 (1973) ... Self

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Nurse Matilda: That Terrible Tooth" (filmed as Jackanory: Nurse Matilda: That Terrible Tooth (1968)) See more »

Alternate Names:

Mary Ann Ashe | Annabel Jones | Mary Roland | China Thomson


Roland Lewis  (her death)

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Before getting married and writing, she endured a succession of low-paying jobs, mostly in sales, but also including model, professional ballroom dancer, receptionist, secretary, shop assistant, interior designer, and governess. It has been alleged that she wrote her first book Death in High Heels (1947), while working as a salesgirl, as a way to fantasize about killing a co-worker. See more »

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