Christianna Brand

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Birthday
17, 1907
Birthplace
Singapore
Death Date
Mar 11, 1988 (80)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
17, 1907
Birthplace
Singapore
Death Date
Mar 11, 1988 (80)

About

Both a crime and children's author most notable for her series Nurse Matilda, the subject of what would become the Nanny McPhee films. Other novels of hers include her debut Death in High Heels, Green for Danger and her Inspector Cockrill series.

Before Fame

Before becoming an author, she worked as a model and dancer in addition to a couple of non-entertainment related jobs.

Trivia

In 1972-1973, she served as Chair of the Crime Writers' Association. She wrote under several pseudonyms including Annabel Jones, China Thomson, Mary Ann Ashe and Mary Roland.

Family Life

She was born in British Malaya and raised in India. She married Roland Lewis.

Associated With

Emma Thompson portrayed the titular Nanny McPhee adapted from Brand's Nurse Matilda series.

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