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9 May 1999 (USA) See more »
Young Pip is expected to become a blacksmith, but, hating the soot and smoke, he secretly dreams of becoming a gentleman... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Julian Jarrold 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Dickens  novel
Tony Marchant 

Produced by
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer
Melanie Howard .... associate producer
David Snodin .... producer
Michael Wearing .... executive producer
Original Music by
Peter Salem 
Cinematography by
David Odd 
Film Editing by
Chris Gill 
Casting by
Maureen Duff 
Gail Stevens 
Production Design by
Alice Normington 
Art Direction by
Charmian Adams 
Set Decoration by
Penny Crawford 
Costume Design by
Odile Dicks-Mireaux 
Makeup Department
Nicola Matthews .... makeup artist
Fran Needham .... makeup designer
Eve Wignall .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Fry .... third assistant director (as Christopher Fry)
Kayla Miller .... second assistant director
Amanda Neal .... first assistant director
Nathalie Wragg .... second assistant director
Art Department
Bruce Bigg .... property master
Christine Buttner .... graphic designer
James Fennessy .... painter
Grant Montgomery .... stand-by art director
Mitch Niclas .... stand-by propman
Dominic Roberts .... assistant art director
John Thorpe .... construction manager
Sound Department
Ant Bohun .... sound editor
Steve Fish .... boom operator (as Stephen Fish)
Richard Manton .... sound recordist
Bernard O'Reilly .... dialogue editor
Visual Effects by
Colin Gorry .... visual effects designer
Gordon Seed .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Ellingworth .... grip
Wayne Mansell .... generator operator
Vince McGahon .... Steadicam operator
Barney Piercy .... clapper loader: second unit
Tony Wilcock .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrew Hunt .... wardrobe
Sharon Long .... costume assistant
Kay Manasseh .... assistant costume designer
Vanessa Munro .... costume assistant
Marion Weise .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Kevin Horsewood .... colorist
Music Department
Michael Haslam .... musician
Other crew
Jon Baker .... armorer
Charlotte Blair .... script supervisor
Jason Bulley .... underwater cameraman
Cody Dorkin .... adr voice
Lynn Grant .... location manager
Howard Kingston .... production executive
Anna Lewis .... production secretary
Emma Pill .... location manager
Cindy Thomson .... location manager: scotland
Samantha Vince .... production coordinator
Hannah Vincent .... script editor
Eve Wheeler .... assistant production accountant

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Canada:168 min (Ontario)

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Miss Havisham:You cold, cold heart!
Estella:Do you reproach ME of being cold? I learned your lessons. I am what you have made me.
Miss Havisham:So proud!
Estella:Who taught me to be proud? Who told me that daylight would blight me, that I may not go out in it and now I cannot? I have never once been unfaithful to you or to your 'schooling'. I have never shown any weakness that I can charge myself with!
Miss Havisham:Would it be weakness to return respect? To return love?
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Version of "Great Expectations" (1967)See more »


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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Captivating and beautiful, 2 August 1999
Author: Kimberley (kimmb) from Kentucky, USA

I've seen some three or four adaptations of this classic novel, and I honestly think that this is one of the best out there. The settings are appropriately dark and in keeping with Dickens' bleak writing, a shining example being Miss Havisham's mansion. The acting is perfectly superb; Ioan Gruffudd is most definitely one of the best finds of the past few years. Ian McDiaramid is wonderful as usual, and Gruffudd's Titanic castmate Bernard Hill (that movie's Captain EJ Smith) is a great Magwitch. Keep your eye on Ioan, I predict great things! His performance is outstanding, down to the replacing of his own Welsh accent with Pip's distinctive lower-class English one. Lovely filming, great direction and wonderful acting make this a great addition to the already distinguished collection of the BBC.

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