Keeping Mum. Image shows from L to R: Grace Hawkins (Maggie Smith), Lance (Patrick Swayze), Gloria Goodfellow (Kristin Scott Thomas), Reverend Walter Goodfellow (Rowan Atkinson). Image credit: Keeping Mum Productions.

Keeping Mum

Black comedy starring Rowan Atkinson & Maggie Smith. A family's sweet new housekeeper solves their problems... but she's a serial killer

Genre:
Film
Released:
2005
Starring:
Rowan Atkinson, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patrick Swayze, Tamsin Egerton, Toby Parkes, Liz Smith, Emilia Fox, James Booth, Patrick Monckton, Rowley Irlam
Writers:
Richard Russo, Niall Johnson
Production:
Keeping Mum Productions

The well-meaning but rather dull Reverend Walter Goodfellow, vicar of Little Wallop, spends all his energies on his sermons. As a result he fails to notice the unsuitability of his daughter's boyfriends, his son is struggling to make any friends at school and his wife conducting a half-hearted affair with her suave golf teacher Lance.

But everything changes when the Goodfellows get a sweet new housekeeper, Grace Hawkins. However, it soon transpires that in her spare time Grace is a psychopathic serial killer, and she is using her 'hobby' to rid the family of those causing them problems!