Great Expectations – First Look at Olivia Colman as Miss Havisham

The adaptation of Charles Dicken’s classic novel comes from Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight.  Steven Knight’s take on Great Expectations is hotly anticipated here at CultBox Towers. The impressive cast list for the writer’s take on the Charles Dicken’s classic includes Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch) as Pip, Shalom Brune-Franklin (Line of Duty, The Tourist) … >

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Christopher Eccleston to star in BBC Dickens family drama

Christopher Eccleston, who played the ninth Doctor in Doctor Who, is cast in the role of Fagin in Dodger, a new ten-part family adventure based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. Eccleston’s ninth Doctor travelled back in time to meet Charles Dickens (Simon Callow) in the Series 1 Doctor Who episode The Unquiet Dead. … >

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‘Downton Abbey’ star to play Charles Dickens in new movie

Dan Stevens has signed up to portray author Charles Dickens. The Man Who Invented Christmas will be adapted for the screen by Mozart in the Jungle writer Susan Coyne from the book of the same name by Les Standiford, THR reports. The story follows Dickens during the six weeks in 1843 when he created his classic festive tale, … >

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‘Great Expectations’ preview

Yesterday we went along to the British Library for the launch of Great Expectations, screenwriter Sarah Phelps’s (Oliver Twist, EastEnders) three-part take on Dickens’ classic novel about a boy with big dreams who learns that moral worth matters more than social status.

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