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A Christmas Carol (2000)

In this modern day adaptation of Charles Dickens classic novel, a mean loan shark is the subject of a haunting, attempting to make him see the error of his ways.



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Complete credited cast:
Eddie's Dad
Bob Cratchett
Jacob Marley
Sue Cratchett
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Byrne ...
Young Eddie
Chloe Howman ...
Ben Inigo Jones ...
Ghost of Christmas Future (as Ben Inigo-Jones)
Joanne Mcintosh ...
Jude (as Joanne McIntosh)
Shezwae Powell ...
Mrs Marley


In this modern day adaptation of Charles Dickens classic novel, a mean loan shark is the subject of a haunting, attempting to make him see the error of his ways.

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20 November 2000 (UK)  »

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This production came about as a result of the ambition of Ross Kemp (who played Eddie Scrooge). A long time fan of the original book by Charles Dickens it was his first role after he left the soap opera EastEnders (1985) in 2000. See more »


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Give this version time to brew.
25 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

Heart. This version has heart. Which is more than I can say for the latest Jim Carrey one. But I've opinionated about that elsewhere. When I first watched it in 2000, as a die-in-the-wool Dickens fan and this particular story, I was not impressed. But I will admit, in my immaturity, my displeasure had a great deal to do with Ross Kemp whom I didn't (and still don't) consider an actor worthy of the story. But here I am in 2009 and as it was on, I watched it, and this time I was impressed by the fact that it remained true to the spirit of the story if not to the story itself. In fact, I'll blaspheme a little; I thought parts of exceeded the original story. Especially the ghost of Christmas yet to come. But I do wish an actor of better calibre had been chosen for the part of Scrooge. Dear old Mr Kemp, let him stay in his soap where he belongs. The music was easily forgotten, the lighting or sound was not celebratory. The director will not have a memorial placed after her. But full marks to Peter Bowker, the screenwriter. A dark version children can watch. And it is interesting I found; if this happened in real life, the people whom Scrooge had wronged, would not immediately forgive him for all the pain he had inflicted upon them as has happened in all the other versions. This is a true to life fantasy. Top marks. Molly Cutpurse.

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