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David Copperfield 

Unrated | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (1999– )
Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 Ham Peggotty 2 episodes, 1999
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 Dan Peggotty 2 episodes, 1999
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 Mrs. Gummidge 2 episodes, 1999
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 Little Emily 2 episodes, 1999
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 Lady in coach 2 episodes, 1999
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 Young Steerforth 2 episodes, 1999
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 Micawber 2 episodes, 1999
Peter Sproule ...
 Bootmaker 2 episodes, 1999
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 Mrs. Micawber 2 episodes, 1999
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 Pawnbroker 2 episodes, 1999
Brian Abbott ...
 Constable 2 episodes, 1999
Jake Nightingale ...
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 Uriah Heep 2 episodes, 1999
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 Mr. Wickfield 2 episodes, 1999
Antonia Corrigan ...
 Young Agnes 2 episodes, 1999
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 Agnes Wickfield 2 episodes, 1999
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 David Copperfield 2 episodes, 1999
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 Mr. Spenlow 2 episodes, 1999
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 Mrs. Crupp 2 episodes, 1999
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 Dora Spenlow 2 episodes, 1999
Clare Wilkie ...
 Julia Mills 2 episodes, 1999
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 Narrator 2 episodes, 1999
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 Steerforth 2 episodes, 1999
Ed Hughes ...
 Steerforth's Friend 2 episodes, 1999
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 Mrs. Steerforth 2 episodes, 1999
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 Rosa Dartle 2 episodes, 1999
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 Littimer 2 episodes, 1999
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Thelma Barlow ...
 Mrs. Heep 2 episodes, 1999
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 Clara Copperfield 2 episodes, 1999
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 Dr. Chillip 2 episodes, 1999
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David Copperfield lives a nearly idyllic existence with his beautiful mother Clara and their housekeeper Peggotty. His life changes forever when his mother re-marries. Mr. Murdstone is a no-nonsense businessman and a strict disciplinarian who believes in corporal punishment. David is soon sent to a strict boarding school but when his mother dies, his stepfather sends him to London to work in a foul smelling factory. He forms a close friendship with Mr. Micawber and moves in with the man and his loving family but as the Micawbers are forced by circumstance to relocate, he seeks out his aunt Betsey Trotwood. She sends him to fine school and he lodges with Mr. Wickfield and his daughter Agnes. As he grows older David is apprenticed to a law firm where he soon meets the senior partner's daughter, Dora. Life's challenges continue to confront him but with the help of friends and family, he overcomes adversity including his aunt's loss of her savings, the death of his wife and the ... Written by garykmcd

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One boy against the world.

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£4,000,000 (estimated)
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Daniel Radcliffe's first filmed project. In his first role, he co-starred with six of his future co-stars of the Harry Potter film franchise: Dame Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall), Zoë Wanamaker (Madame Hooch), Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge), Dawn French (The Fat Lady in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)), Paul Whitehouse (Sir Cadogan in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) (scenes deleted)), and Simpson McKendry (who played a Beauxbatons girl in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)). See more »

Goofs

The younger Davy is right-handed; the elder Davy is left-handed. See more »

Quotes

Barkis: [repeated] Barkis is willin'!
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Version of Le théâtre de la jeunesse: David Copperfield (1965) See more »

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From John Playford's 'The English Dancing Master', First Edition (1651)
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The best Adaptation
5 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

This adaptation by far beats all the David Copperfield movies.

Daniel Radcliffe as David Copperfield is wonderful! He is so angelic as David.

The Acting by all the adults in this film was wonderful! Agnes, Peggoty, Aunt Betsy were all portrayed well! At least, they were all better than the 2000 Tv version of David Copperfield.

Uriah Heep is wonderful!!!!!Very creepy! Dora is perfect too!

watch this! I recommend it!

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