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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001)

A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Dallimore ...
Vicar
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Nicholas Nickleby
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Kate Nickleby
Diana Kent ...
Mrs. Nickleby
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Ralph Nickleby
George Innes ...
Newman Noggs
Abigail McKern ...
Miss La Creevy
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Mr. Squeers
Archie Preston ...
Small Boy
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Mr. Snawley
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Smike
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Mrs. Squeers
Chris Roebuck ...
Wackford Squeers Jnr.
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Fanny Squeers
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Mr. Mantalini
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Nicholas Nickleby is an impoverished young man making his way in life in the cruel and unjust world of early Victorian England. His good looks, kind heart and gentlemanly manner are fine qualities, but will they be enough for what awaits him? Written by Anonymous

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The green Spencer worn by one of the millinery ladies in the London street is the same costume Sylvestra Le Touzel (Fanny Price) wears riding in Mansfield Park (1983). See more »

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Wonderful!
26 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I fell head over heels for this film! This movie made me laugh, cry, and had me glued to my seat for the entire 4-something hours it comprises. I love Dickens, but had not read NN prior to seeing this film. After watching it, however, it inspired me to read the book. I found it to be a very faithful adaptation of Dickens' huge novel. The acting is superb. Charles Dance is excellent in his subtly cold Ralph Nickelby. I love the way he lets just the slightest flicker of emotion register in his eyes or the set of his jaw, but no more, which is perfect for a character who detests any feeling but greed. Smike is also perfect in his emaciated, stuttering patheticness. And Nicholas! Well, he's not only beautiful, but is a wonderful actor as well. He has all the innocence and smoldering passion the character requires. This film clarifies some of the grim realities that the Victorian Dickens only hinted at, and while it has wonderful moments of humor and kindness, this is no glossy, fluffy caricature, like McGraw's Hollywood-pretty version, which I hated. The acting is infinitely superior too! A truly wonderful film.


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