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Great Expectations 

The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.
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The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.

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1 April 2012 (USA)  »

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Charles Dickens' Große Erwartungen  »

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Over 80 tonnes of dirt, weeds and creepers were used to transform Holdenby House in Northamptonshire into Miss Havisham's decaying manor Satis House. See more »

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Remade as Great Expectations (2012) See more »

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Gillian Anderson is magnificent
2 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

Outstanding performance of Gillian Anderson.As an ethereal and ghostly Miss Havisham she is still creepy and manipulative.Who would say that "Scully" managed to be such a great actress! Although Douglas Booth is by far much more handsome as Pip would be;his performance is really good.Many critics complained on the actor being such a model!I suppose this is nonsense. Ray winstone is a stupendous Magwitch-all rage and revenge. And Harry Lloyd(who happens to be Dicken's great-great-great-grandson) plays Herbert Pocket exactly as one imagines him to be:the good and always amiable fellow. A great although not perfect(which one is...)adaptation.


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