Release date7 February 1987 (Australian TV) Based onnovel by Charles Dickens
idea by Tom Burstall CastSigrid Thornton (Bridget ), John Stanton (Abel Magwitch), Anne-Louise Lambert (Estella), Noel Ferrier (Mr Jaggers), Robert Coleby (Roger Compeyson) Similar moviesSigrid Thornton appears in Great Expectations: The Untold Story and Slate - Wyn & Me
Charles Dickens story concerns an orphan who learns that a mysterious benefactor has established a trust for him.
Great Expectations: The Untold Story is a 1987 Australian film which was made as a feature film and a mini series.
It is based on an account of what happened to Magwitch from the novel Great Expectations when he was in Australia.
Magwitch is sentenced to life in New South Wales. He is put on a chain gang run by Solomon Tooth and eventually amasses a fortune.
John Stanton as Magwitch
Sigrid Thornton as Bridget
Robert Coleby as Compeyson
Anne Louise Lambert as Estella
Noel Ferrier as Jaggers
Ron Haddrick as Lankerton
Danny Simmons as Young Pip
Todd Boyce as Older Pip
Sigrid Thornton appears in Great Expectations: The Untold Story and Slate - Wyn & Me. Tim Burstall directed Great Expectations: The Untold Story and Petersen. Tim Burstall directed Great Expectations: The Untold Story and Stork. Tim Burstall directed Great Expectations: The Untold Story and Libido.
The film was the idea of Tom Burstall, who made it with his director father Tim. Tim Burstall says in the writing of it he was influenced by a book by Price Waring, Tales of the Old Convict System. It was filmed in Sydney from 9 March to 11 July 1986.