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Charles Dickens (novel)
John Goldsmith (teleplay)
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Release Date:
10 December 2000 (USA) See more »
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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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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This project was rejected by the BCC.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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Dickens spins in grave, 3 July 2009
Author: glen922 from United States

I'm guessing the writers have never read a book of any kind, much less a Dickens novel, and certainly not David Copperfield, and that they based their screenplay on another poorly written screenplay, possibly an adaptation of Copperfield, though just as likely anything else, from which they randomly discarded about a third of the pages and then shuffled the rest, along with some random pages from a screenplay that someone's eighth grade nephew had written for an English class, and for which he had received a failing grade.

If the casting was a bad joke - e.g., Richards as Kramer playing Micawber - which it was, then the direction and acting were the poorly- delivered punch lines. Getting beyond Kramer as Micawber, if possible, Ham was such a complete ogre, hunch-back and all, that I was half expecting at some point to see him being pursued by an angry pitch-fork and torch wielding mob of villagers. Uriah was almost as much of a clown figure as Micawber. Mr. Murdstone evoked about as much terror as that Muppet vampire from Sesame street. The actor playing older David was, I believe, actually a woman. In any case, looking perpetually as if he wished he could find a mirror to see how pretty he looked, and fancied that he looked quite pretty indeed, he could scarcely convince us that he was writing with a quill pen. And while we're on that subject, in one of the many gross inaccuracies perpetrated by the half-wit producers of this embarrassment, in the unnecessary shots of David writing his story he appears to be somewhere between 18 and 21 years old, when he should be in his forties. Perhaps the greatest transgression, although it's difficult to choose, was the invented showdown between David and Murdstone as he courted a third wife in Switzerland, preceded of course by the invented death of Murdstone's second wife. While they were at it it is a wonder they didn't send Heep to the guillotine, and have him deliver Sidney Carton's famous last words. It couldn't have made things much worse really. It might have been far far better.

There are literally thousands of small and large sins against literature throughout this miscarriage of art, and anyone who watches it runs the risk of severe and permanent damage to all aspects of their sensibility.

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