|Frances McDormand||Miss Pettigrew|
|Amy Adams||Delysia Lafosse|
|Shirley Henderson||Edythe Dubarry|
|Christina Cole||Charlotte Warren|
|Stephanie Cole||Miss Holt|
|Beatie Edney||Mrs. Brummegan|
|Sarah Kants||Annabel Darlington|
It's 1939 and governess Guinevere Pettigrew finds herself out of work and on the bread line. Middle-aged and running out of options, Miss Pettigrew takes an uncharacteristic gamble when, after being refused work at an employment agency,she steals the details of a juicy assignment and pursues the job herself.