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

Keeping Mum

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 and others
Writers
Richard Russo and Niall Johnson
Director
Niall Johnson
Producers
Julia Palau and Matthew Payne

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!

Production Details

Tagline
Some family secrets are best kept... buried.
UK certificate
15
Duration
103 minutes
Release date
2nd December 2005
Box office
£1,356,345 in first week
Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Thursday 13th February 2014 at 1:50am on C4

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