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The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.
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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 10 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Everything can change in a heartbeat.

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English

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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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First time Vanessa Kirby worked with Gillian Anderson, before A Streetcar Named Desire. In both occasions, her character was named Stella. See more »

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Remade as Great Expectations (2012) See more »

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Bitterly disappointed
9 March 2012 | by davegpSee all my reviews

I've only watched halfway through the first episodes but as far as I can tell I'm yet to hear a single line from the original text. Dickens isn't Dickens without his perfect prose. I understand the need to condense the dialogue but surely they could've done better than this.

Take this example from the first chapter of the original:

"Now lookee here!" said the man. "Where's your mother?" "There, sir!" said I. He started, made a short run, and stopped and looked over his shoulder. "There, sir!" I timidly explained. "Also Georgiana. That's my mother." "Oh!" said he, coming back. "And is that your father alonger your mother?" "Yes, sir," said I; "him too; late of this parish."

This has been vandalized into:

"Where's your parents?" "Dead and Buried"

I rest my case.

From the little I saw Ray Winstone was impressive.


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