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Charles Dickens (novel)
John Goldsmith (teleplay)
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Release Date:
10 December 2000 (USA) See more »
A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world. | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
(3 articles)
Hugh Dancy To Marry The Dame He Fancies
 (From New York Post. 29 July 2009, 11:03 PM, PDT)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
 (From Backstage. 15 January 2009, 12:59 AM, PST)

New Show Not A Kramer Clone
 (From WENN. 25 September 2000)

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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Peter Medak 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Dickens  novel
John Goldsmith  teleplay

Produced by
John Davis .... producer
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer
Paul Lowin .... associate producer
Morgan O'Sullivan .... co-producer: Ireland
David V. Picker .... executive producer
Greg Smith .... producer
Original Music by
Shaun Davey 
Cinematography by
Elemér Ragályi (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ron Davis 
Production Design by
Michael Pickwoad 
Art Direction by
Terry Pritchard 
Set Decoration by
Josie MacAvin 
Costume Design by
Joan Bergin 
Makeup Department
Muriel Bell .... hair assistant
Bernie Dooley .... hair stylist
Audrey Doyle .... makeup artist
Jennifer Hegarty .... makeup designer
Uxue Laguardia .... makeup artist
Niemh O'Loin .... makeup assistant (as Niamh O'Loan)
Roisin O'Reilly .... assistant makeup artist
Dee Tonvey .... hair assistant (as Dee Tormey)
Production Management
Howard Gibbins .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Barnes .... second assistant director (as Paul E. Barnes)
Eoin Holohan .... trainee assistant director
Bailey Marks .... trainee assistant director
Brian 'Joker' Mulvey .... third assistant director (as Brian Mulvey)
Brendan O'Sullivan .... trainee assistant director
Bill Westley .... first assistant director
Art Department
Alan Cheevers .... chargehand plasterer
Stephen Daly .... assistant art director
Tom Dowling .... construction manager
Cos Egan .... set dresser
David Fyson .... production buyer
Emer MacAvin .... production buyer
Gary McGinty .... draftsperson
Owen Monaghan .... props
Philip Murphy .... props
Tony Teiger .... property master
Sound Department
Colin Chapman .... sound editor
Chris Dibble .... sound recording engineer
Joe Gallagher .... dialogue editor
Conor O'Toole .... boom operator
Alan Snelling .... sound re-recording mixer
Ian Tapp .... adr mixer
Simon J. Willis .... production sound mixer (as Simon Willis)
Special Effects by
Kevin Byrne .... special effects supervisor
Milan Alavanja .... stunt rigger
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt coordinator
Nebojsa Simic .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Conroy .... gaffer
Eric Greenberg .... second assistant camera
James McGuire .... rigging gaffer
Denis Mortell .... still photographer
Eoin O'Hagan .... electrician
Jan Pester .... Steadicam operator
Imre Sisa .... key and dolly grip
Casting Department
Harry Audley .... casting assistant: UK (as Henry Audley)
Noel Davis .... casting: UK
Oded Levy .... casting assistant
Carmel O'Connor .... casting: Ireland
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ciara Jones .... wardrobe assistant (as Ciara James)
Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh .... assistant costume designer
Jessica O'Leary .... wardrobe mistress
Ewer O'Looghsire .... wardrobe assistant (as Emer L'aoghaire)
Susan Scott .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
James Finlan .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Nic Raine .... conductor
Nic Raine .... orchestrator
Kenneth Sillico .... musician: solo violin (as Kenneth Sillito)
Ian Watson .... musician: solo piano
Transportation Department
Eddie Cullen .... transportation captain
Fiona Mulvey .... unit driver
Other crew
Sandra Campbell .... assistant to director
Emer Egan .... assistant accountant
Donna Eperon .... assistant production coordinator
Anthony Meade .... trainee clapper loader
Carol Moorhead .... production coordinator
Imre Sisa .... dolly consultant
Jean Skinner .... script supervisor
Gordon Wycherley .... location manager

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180 min | 60 min (3 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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Last film of Nigel Davenport.See more »
David Copperfield:That is what he is, this fellow; a cold blooded, calculation fortune hunter, without honour, scruple, or mercy.
Mr. Edward Murdstone:[overturns the table they are sitting at] Be silent!
David Copperfield:I have been silent too long! I will be silent no more!
Miss Jane Murdstone:Edward... come away
Mr. Edward Murdstone:Hold your tounge!
David Copperfield:He bullied, and harried my poor, weak mother into her grave!
Mr. Edward Murdstone:Yes, she was weak. But it was not I who preyed upon her weakness, it was here own SON, who drained her of the strenght he needed with his wild behaviour and importunate demands!
David Copperfield:You killed her, as deliberately, and as pitilessly, as if you had thrust a knife into her heart!
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TNT is capable of better, much better - so why this?!, 11 December 2000

Having seen other adaptations besides reading the book, I kept watching this travesty in hopes that it would get better, but it didn't. Americans need to keep their accents and not "fake" an English one. Networks need to remember that there is too much competition to become sloppy in adaptations or becoming too creative with the "Classics". This drives away viewers who spend their dollars on advertisers' products and what credibility does it give them for future productions. David Copperfield was totally lost in this production and never grew, never matured. Dora was delicate and somewhat spoiled in past productions, not this simpering, whiny, pathetic creature that you wanted to slap into life. Agnes was a mere shadow of what she has been in the past, just enough backbone to recognize her character. Sally Field was disappointing as she tried to fake an English accent as Aunt Betsey Trotwood. Her past works have shown she is capable of an award winning performance, but not this time. Anthony Andrews' character of the mean stepfather became cartoon-ish as we saw his character reappearing in the story. His part was written as if the screenwriter wanted to give the stepfather his comeuppance. Don't waste the time to even schedule the VCR if you missed it, because there wasn't anything to miss.

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