Mrs Bucket


Mr and Mrs Bucket have a small boy whose name is Charlie...



"Mr and Mrs Bucket have a small boy whose name is Charlie." Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Mrs Bucket appears in two of Roald Dahl's stories: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its various film and stage adaptations, and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. She is the wife of Mr Bucket and the mother of Charlie. Her parents in the original story are Charlie's Grandpa George and Grandma Georgina, although in the 1971 film she is the daughter of Grandpa Joe and Grandma Josephine.

Mrs Bucket is a kind and caring mother. In the original story, when Mr Bucket loses his job and the family begin to starve, Mrs Bucket tries to make sure Charlie has her extra piece of bread, although Charlie won't take it. 

In the original story Mrs Bucket does not have a job, but in the 1971 film version, she works as a laundress. In the 2013 musical adaptation, Mrs Bucket works part-time, as does as her husband.

She is a woman of few words, but family means a lot to Mrs Bucket. In Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, she is very sad when she fears she has lost her mother to Minus Land and, seeing his mother so unhappy, Charlie determines to get his grandmother back.

In the 1971 film adaptation Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Mrs Bucket is played by Diana Sowle and in the 2005 film version, directed by Tim Burton, she is played by Helena Bonham Carter.

About Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Meet Mr Bucket


Oh wouldn't it be wonderful... to be twenty years younger and not have aching feet any more!

Mrs Bucket 1

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

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