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Great Expectations (1999 film)

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Director  Julian Jarrold
Adapted from  Great Expectations
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Country  United Kingdom
7.2/10 IMDb


Genre  Drama
Music director  Peter Salem
Language  English, Greek
Great Expectations (1999 film) movie poster
Writer  Charles Dickens, Tony Marchant
Release date  UK 12 April 1999 US 9 May 1999
Cast  Ioan Gruffudd (Pip), Justine Waddell (Estella), Charlotte Rampling (Miss Havisham)
Similar movies  Ioan Gruffudd appears in Great Expectations and Man and Boy

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Great Expectations is a 1999 television film adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel of the same name and was aired on Masterpiece Theatre.

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Plot

A young boy called Pip stumbles upon a hunted criminal who threatens him and demands food. A few years later, Pip finds that he has a benefactor. Imagining that Miss Havisham, a rich lady whose adopted daughter Estella he loves, is the benefactor, Pip believes in a grand plan at the end of which he will be married to Estella. However, when the criminal from his childhood turns up one stormy night and reveals that he, Magwitch, is his benefactor, Pip finds his dreams crumbling. Although initially repulsed by his benefactor, Pip gradually becomes loyal to him and stays with him until his death.

Cast

  • Ioan Gruffudd as Pip
  • Gabriel Thomson as young Pip
  • Justine Waddell as Estella
  • Emma Cunniffe as Biddy
  • Charlotte Rampling as Miss Havisham
  • Bernard Hill as Magwitch
  • Clive Russell as Joe
  • Ian McDiarmid as Jaggers
  • Daniel Evans as Herbert Pocket
  • James Hillier as Bentley Drummle
  • Filming Locations

    The production filmed at a number of Kent locations including Sheerness Docks, Kingswear Castle Paddlesteamer, Chatham Docks and the River Medway and in Edinburgh.

    Awards

    In 2000, it won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Costume Design, but failed to win Best Design, Best Make Up/Hair, Best Photography and Lighting (Fiction/Entertainment) and Best Sound (Fiction/Entertainment). It had also won the 1999 RTS Television Award for Best Sound in Drama; Best Production Design in Drama; Best Lighting, and Photography & Camera; and was nominated for Best Tape & Film Editing in Drama. It was nominated for, but did not win, the 1999 Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries.

    References

    Great Expectations (1999 film) Wikipedia
    Great Expectations (1999 film) Rotten TomatoesGreat Expectations (1999 film) IMDb Great Expectations (1999 film) themoviedb.org


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