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    Pig hogs limelight at Nanny McPhee premiere


    by ODN


    The premiere of Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang had an unexpected guest. As well as the movie's writer and star Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Rhys Ifans, a pig graced the event in London's Leicester Square.

    Scarlett, a curly-haired swine, was invited to watch the family film, which features lots of farmyard animals. The rare-breed was snapped by paparazzi, but made sure she hogged the limelight by leaving a deposit on the blue carpet.

    Nanny McPhee, the snaggle-toothed nurse maid who gets more beautiful when her charges go from naughty to nice, was a hit around the world when she first hit screens in 2005, taking more than £81m at the box office.

    "She's someone I would really like to be," said creator Emma.

    "Ok, maybe I would rather not have the warts. But I would really like to be as wise as her and as calm. And the other thing I would really like to have is a magic stick," she added.

    The second instalment sees McPhee coming to the rescue of a young mum played by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Mrs Green is struggling to run her farm and look after a set of unruly children.