Five Children and It

John Stephenson's family adventure is based on the classic children's novel by E Nesbit. The First World War is underway and five London kids are packed off to the seaside when their father is dispatched to engage in the hostilities across the Channel. Once at the coast, the siblings lodge with their mildly eccentric uncle Albert (Kenneth Branagh) at his rambling mansion, where they delight in breaking his house rules.

Then, one day, while at the beach, they find an odd creature called It (voiced by Eddie Izzard). Their strange new friend is a sand fairy who possesses magical powers, which the children aren't slow to take advantage of, with varying degrees of success...


Tara Fitzgerald as Mother
Freddie Highmore as Robert
Alex Jennings as Father
Jonathan Bailey as Cyril
Jessica Claridge as Anthea
Poppy Rogers as Jane
Alec Muggleton as Lamb
Zak Muggleton as Lamb
Zoë Wanamaker as Martha
Kenneth Branagh as Uncle Albert
Alexander Pownall as Horace
Eddie Izzard as It
Georgio Serafini as Mr. Bialli
John Sessions as Peasemarsh
Kim Fenton as RFC Flier

crew details

  • John Stevenson

  • David Solomons

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  • production details

    Country: France, UK, USA
    Year of Release: 2005-03-24
    Duration: 129 minutes
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  Comedy | Drama | Crime

  Action | Adventure | War





  Sitcoms and Comedy

  Period Drama

  Crime | Mystery

  Action | Adventure