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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001)

A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.

Director:

Stephen Whittaker

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), Martyn Hesford (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Dallimore John Dallimore ... Vicar
James D'Arcy ... Nicholas Nickleby
Sophia Myles ... Kate Nickleby
Diana Kent Diana Kent ... Mrs. Nickleby
Charles Dance ... Ralph Nickleby
George Innes ... Newman Noggs
Abigail McKern Abigail McKern ... Miss La Creevy
Gregor Fisher ... Mr. Squeers
Archie Preston Archie Preston ... Small Boy
Berwick Kaler ... Mr. Snawley
Lee Ingleby ... Smike
Pam Ferris ... Mrs. Squeers
Chris Roebuck Chris Roebuck ... Wackford Squeers Jnr.
Debbie Chazen ... Fanny Squeers
Tom Hollander ... Mr. Mantalini
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Nicholas Nickleby is an impoverished young man making his way in life in the cruel and unjust world of early Victorian England. His good looks, kind heart and gentlemanly manner are fine qualities, but will they be enough for what awaits him? Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2002 (USA) See more »

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The green Spencer worn by one of the millinery ladies in the London street is the same costume Sylvestra Le Touzel (Fanny Price) wears riding in Mansfield Park (1983). See more »

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Version of Nicholas Nickleby (1977) See more »

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My feelings on Nicholas Nickelby
26 April 2001 | by cameo1ukSee all my reviews

I watched the film on TV, because I was, at the time reading the book. I wanted to see if they were the same. I recorded it on video, which I am pleased to say I did, for I have watched it many times again! I really loved the film, and I found James D'Arcy TOTALLY gorgeous! In the novel it says, Nicholas was a good looking gentleman with a slight though manly figure....straight legs the lot! James D'Arcy is PERFECT if you ask me! I'd love to meet him, because he really played a great part. The film itself, with the evil, sinister Ralph Nickelby and the fussing Mrs. Nickelby was great. Mr. Mantalini makes everyone laugh, the sardonic attitude he carries! I give this film a TEN out of TEN and recommend it to anyone who wants to watch a good drama!


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