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Great Expectations 

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The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.
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Series cast summary:
Douglas Booth ...  Pip 3 episodes, 2011
Jack Roth ...  Dolge Orlick 3 episodes, 2011
Ray Winstone ...  Abel Magwitch 3 episodes, 2011
David Suchet ...  Jaggers 3 episodes, 2011
Paul Rhys ...  Compeyson / ... 3 episodes, 2011
Shaun Dooley ...  Joe Gargery 3 episodes, 2011
Gillian Anderson ...  Miss Havisham 3 episodes, 2011
Vanessa Kirby ...  Estella 3 episodes, 2011
Mark Addy ...  Pumblechook 3 episodes, 2011
Harry Lloyd ...  Herbert Pocket 2 episodes, 2011
Mary Roscoe Mary Roscoe ...  Hannah 2 episodes, 2011
Paul Ritter ...  Wemmick 2 episodes, 2011
Tom Burke ...  Bentley Drummle 2 episodes, 2011
Steve Lately Steve Lately ...  Mike 2 episodes, 2011
Susan Lynch ...  Molly 2 episodes, 2011
Claire Rushbrook ...  Mrs. Joe 2 episodes, 2011
Perdita Weeks ...  Clara 2 episodes, 2011
Frances Barber ...  Mrs. Brandley 2 episodes, 2011
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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) See more »

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Great Expectations See more »

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(3 episodes)

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Mark Addy (Robert Baratheon/J. Pumblechook) and Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen/Herbert Pocket) appeared in this miniseries and the first season of Game of Thrones (2011) in the same year. See more »

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Remade as Great Expectations (2012) See more »

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11 March 2012 | by dave_r_savageSee all my reviews

As a Dickens tragic I am well aware that adapting his novels for dramatic performance, whether on stage, TV or on film, will always pose problems, but there have been some triumphant successes. David Lean's being notable, but also the more recent examples: Bleak House -(sublime) and Little Dorrit (brilliant - twice). I have a set of earlier BBC attempts at other Dickens novels on DVD and some of them are toe-curlingly embarrassing - and prove that a good screenwriter is the most important ingredient for success. This production of Great Expectations was good - just. Ray Wintone was born to play Abel Magwitch, and whilst I initially stepped back in amazement at Gillian Anderson's performance as Miss Havisham, I was finally convinced that she was right; her child-like approach fits in with the psychology of a young bride jilted and bitter - excellent. My problems were not particularly with the cast, most of whom were very good, but with the liberties taken with Dicken's plot. The "brothel" scene was unnecessary - why insert "new stuff" when you have left out some old stuff. Much of the dialogue lacked 19th Century authenticity - why tinker about with an aspect of Dicken's writing which has always been seen as one of his greatest strengths? Do the producers think that we are not clever enough to understand? I hope the production of Edwin Drood is better.


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