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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
26 October 2008 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 25 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Great dramatisation of Dickens' story of debt and greed...and desire See more (20 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 32 of 45)

Claire Foy ... Amy Dorrit (14 episodes, 2008)

Matthew Macfadyen ... Arthur Clennam (14 episodes, 2008)

Tom Courtenay ... Mr. Dorrit (14 episodes, 2008)
Kingsley Frances-Gray ... Woman (14 episodes, 2008)

Emma Pierson ... Fanny Dorrit / ... (13 episodes, 2008)

Alun Armstrong ... Flintwinch / ... (12 episodes, 2008)

Judy Parfitt ... Mrs. Clennam (12 episodes, 2008)

Eddie Marsan ... Pancks (11 episodes, 2008)

Andy Serkis ... Rigaud (11 episodes, 2008)
Rosie Cavaliero ... Mrs. Plornish (10 episodes, 2008)

Russell Tovey ... John Chivery (10 episodes, 2008)

Jason Thorpe ... Cavalletto (10 episodes, 2008)

Amanda Redman ... Mrs. Merdle (10 episodes, 2008)

Sebastian Armesto ... Edmund Sparkler / ... (9 episodes, 2008)

James Fleet ... Frederick Dorrit (9 episodes, 2008)

Georgia King ... Pet Gowan / ... (9 episodes, 2008)

Ron Cook ... Chivery (9 episodes, 2008)

Alex Wyndham ... Henry Gowan (9 episodes, 2008)

Bill Paterson ... Mr. Meagles (9 episodes, 2008)

Freema Agyeman ... Tattycoram (8 episodes, 2008)
Zubin Varla ... Daniel Doyce (8 episodes, 2008)
Janine Duvitski ... Mrs. Meagles (8 episodes, 2008)

Anton Lesser ... Mr. Merdle (7 episodes, 2008)

Nicholas Jones ... Scary Butler (7 episodes, 2008)

Eve Myles ... Maggy (7 episodes, 2008)

Arthur Darvill ... Tip Dorrit (7 episodes, 2008)

Sue Johnston ... Affery / ... (7 episodes, 2008)

Maxine Peake ... Miss Wade (7 episodes, 2008)

Ruth Jones ... Flora Finching (7 episodes, 2008)

Pam Ferris ... Mrs. General (6 episodes, 2008)

Jason Watkins ... Plornish (6 episodes, 2008)

Annette Crosbie ... Mr. F's Aunt (6 episodes, 2008)
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Series Directed by
Adam Smith (6 episodes, 2008)
Dearbhla Walsh (5 episodes, 2008)
Diarmuid Lawrence (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Writing credits
Andrew Davies (14 episodes, 2008)
Charles Dickens (14 episodes, 2008)

Series Produced by
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH (14 episodes, 2008)
Lisa Osborne .... producer (14 episodes, 2008)
Anne Pivcevic .... executive producer (14 episodes, 2008)
Andrew Wood .... co-producer (14 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Original Music by
John Lunn (14 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Cinematography by
Owen McPolin (6 episodes, 2008)
Lukas Strebel (5 episodes, 2008)
Alan Almond (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Film Editing by
Philip Kloss (6 episodes, 2008)
Nick Arthurs (5 episodes, 2008)
David Head (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Casting by
Rachel Freck (14 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Production Design by
James Merifield (14 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Direction by
Huw Arthur (14 episodes, 2008)
Paul Ghirardani (14 episodes, 2008)
Kat Law (14 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Costume Design by
Barbara Kidd (14 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jessica Brooks .... make-up/hair artist (14 episodes, 2008)
Carolyn Cousins .... makeup/hair supervisor (14 episodes, 2008)
Karen Hartley .... make-up and hair designer (14 episodes, 2008)
Lois McIntosh .... makeup/hair supervisor (14 episodes, 2008)
Talli Pachter .... make-up/hair artist (14 episodes, 2008)
Sarah Kelly .... hair and makeup assistant / makeup assistant (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Production Management
Christine Healy .... production manager (14 episodes, 2008)
Jessica Rundle .... post-production supervisor (14 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Croucher .... second assistant director (14 episodes, 2008)
Hanna Haffenden .... third assistant director (14 episodes, 2008)
Francesco Reidy .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2008)
Nige Watson .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2008)
James Blackwell .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Department
Garry Dawson .... property storeman (14 episodes, 2008)
Kevin Harris .... construction manager (14 episodes, 2008)
Lee Hosken .... standby carpenter (14 episodes, 2008)
Kieron Mcnamara .... standby props (14 episodes, 2008)
Antony Parnell .... dressing props (14 episodes, 2008)
Kellie Waugh .... stand-by art director (14 episodes, 2008)
Steve Wheeler .... property master (14 episodes, 2008)
Deborah Wilson .... production buyer (14 episodes, 2008)
Ray Wilson .... stand-by rigger (14 episodes, 2008)
Mickey Woolfson .... standby props (14 episodes, 2008)
Antonia Atha .... set dressing assistant (5 episodes, 2008)
Martin Griffiths .... set dresser (5 episodes, 2008)
Derek Cowie .... chargehand painter (4 episodes, 2008)
Chris Ledger .... art department assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
Mel Samson .... chargehand rigger (4 episodes, 2008)
Jack Dyer .... chargehand stagehand (3 episodes, 2008)
Trevor Dyer .... chargehand carpenter (3 episodes, 2008)
Matt Wyles .... set dresser (3 episodes, 2008)
Dean Lee .... dressing props assistant (2 episodes, 2008)
Trine Taraldsvik .... art department assistant (2 episodes, 2008)
Bob Thorne .... standby props (2 episodes, 2008)

Andrew Dyer .... stagehand (unknown episodes, 2008)
Kat Law .... assistant art director (unknown episodes, 2008)
Gordon Grant .... assistant set decorator (unknown episodes)
Stephen McGregor .... carpenter (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Ross Adams .... sound effects editor (14 episodes, 2008)
Sandy Buchanan .... adr recordist / foley recordist (14 episodes, 2008)
Rudi Buckle .... sound recordist (14 episodes, 2008)
Colin Chapman .... supervising sound editor (14 episodes, 2008)
Andy Hagon .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (14 episodes, 2008)
Howard Halsall .... dialogue editor (14 episodes, 2008)
James Bain .... boom operator (13 episodes, 2008)
Ian Tapp .... re-recording mixer (9 episodes, 2008)
Joe Carey .... sound assistant (5 episodes, 2008)
Richard Street .... re-recording mixer (5 episodes, 2008)
Fraser Barber .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Special Effects by
Neal Champion .... special effects supervisor (14 episodes, 2008)
Graham Aikman .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Earle Stuart Callender .... visual effects producer: Pepper Post (2 episodes, 2008)
Metin Gungor .... digital matte artist (2 episodes, 2008)

Natalie Stopford .... visual effects line producer (unknown episodes, 2008)
Audrius Urbonavicius .... digital matte artist (unknown episodes, 2008)
 
Series Stunts
Andy Wareham .... stunt double: Andy Serkis (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Adrian .... camera operator (14 episodes, 2008)
Steve Anthony .... best boy (14 episodes, 2008)
Ray Bateman .... electrician (14 episodes, 2008)
Dick Conway .... electrician (14 episodes, 2008)
Stuart King .... gaffer (14 episodes, 2008)
Sam Smith .... clapper loader (14 episodes, 2008)
Russell Tann .... electrician (14 episodes, 2008)
Haydn Thomas .... focus puller (14 episodes, 2008)
Tony Sankey .... grip (12 episodes, 2008)
Nick Cooke .... assistant camera / camera assistant (7 episodes, 2008)
John Bailie .... first assistant camera: dailies (5 episodes, 2008)
Richard Davies .... grip (2 episodes, 2008)
Glenn Dunning .... assistant grip (2 episodes, 2008)
Laura Redpath .... camera assistant (2 episodes, 2008)

Camilla Drennan .... clapper loader dailies (unknown episodes, 2008)
John Hembrough .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes, 2008)
Christopher R. Nunn .... camera assistant (unknown episodes, 2008)
 
Series Casting Department
Karen Maxwell .... casting assistant (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jason Gill .... wardrobe assistant (14 episodes, 2008)
Poli Kyriacou .... wardrobe assistant (14 episodes, 2008)
Caroline McCall .... assistant costume designer (14 episodes, 2008)
Luan Placks .... assistant costume designer (14 episodes, 2008)
Marion Weise .... costume supervisor (14 episodes, 2008)
Alanna Beaton .... costume assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Editorial Department
Justin Eely .... on-line editor (14 episodes, 2008)
Laura Morrod .... assistant editor (13 episodes, 2008)
Tim Waller .... colorist (13 episodes, 2008)
Anya Dillon .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2008)
Jenny King .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Transportation Department
Darren Leen .... transportation captain (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Other crew
Peter Anderson .... title designer (14 episodes, 2008)
Benjamin Bailey .... location assistant (14 episodes, 2008)
Matt Bannister .... picture publicity (14 episodes, 2008)
Jenny Brassett .... production coordinator (14 episodes, 2008)
Victoria Brooks .... picture publicity (14 episodes, 2008)
Dylan Davies .... unit medic (14 episodes, 2008)
Surian Fletcher-Jones .... script editor (14 episodes, 2008)
Natalie Fraser .... publicist (14 episodes, 2008)
Lyndsey Honour .... publicist (14 episodes, 2008)
Jennifer Hudson .... production secretary (14 episodes, 2008)
Adam Olley .... production accountant (14 episodes, 2008)
Michelle Pianca .... location manager (14 episodes, 2008)
Thalia Reynolds .... talent rights executive (14 episodes, 2008)
Gordon Ronald .... production consultant (14 episodes, 2008)
Samuel Rook .... floor runner (14 episodes, 2008)
Simon Sharrod .... script supervisor (14 episodes, 2008)
Jason Wheeler .... supervising location manager (14 episodes, 2008)
Denis Wray .... supervising accountant / supervising production accountant (14 episodes, 2008)
Simon Hill .... assistant accountant / assistant production accountant (13 episodes, 2008)
Charlie Simpson .... unit manager (13 episodes, 2008)
Amy Coats .... floor runner (7 episodes, 2008)
Alex Grasham .... floor runner (7 episodes, 2008)
Yuen-Wai Liu .... trainee assistant coordinator (5 episodes, 2008)

Paul Harris .... choreographer (unknown episodes)
 

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Argentina:Atp | Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes)

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Trivia:
The beige, tan and maroon floral-stripe day dress Janine Duvitski (Mrs. Meagles) wears for Arthur Clennam's visit is the same costume Alison Steadman (Mrs. Bennet) wears at Longbourn in "Pride and Prejudice" (1995), Natasha Little (Augusta Leigh) wears during her pregnancy in Byron (2003) (TV), and Hayley Conick wears in "The Regency House Party" (2004). The dress is also worn by Miss Crawley's maid at Queen's Crawley in "Vanity Fair" (1998), and by a maid at John Dashwood's London house in "Sense & Sensibility" (2008).See more »
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Featured in The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (2009) (TV)See more »

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59 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
Great dramatisation of Dickens' story of debt and greed...and desire, 8 December 2008
Author: LouE15 from United Kingdom

Oh, I do love a good period drama… I got interested enough after one episode of this to re-read the book for the first time in 10 years, and was impressed by how very dark and cynical Dickens' tone is. The show is well-shot and well made, and does the book justice in almost every way. The only thing which is – so far – slightly lost is the cynicism: the staggering incompetence and idleness of the Circumlocution Office is meant to be an attack on the whole governmental administration system. Likewise, the inordinate raising up of one person above others on a great balloon of hot air, and the great, national disgrace that was the imprisonment of whole families for debt. The intensity of the satire is missing – which is a great shame, since a central part of the story finds its perfect parallel in events unfolding both in this country and elsewhere right now. That was a missed opportunity – but I suspect the show wouldn't have attracted such ready funding and promotion if it laid the satire on too thick at the expense of say, the costumes (yawn).

The casting is excellent, and it seems almost unfair to single out individuals from the list, including Judy Parfitt's cold Mrs Clennam, Tom Courtenay's vain, haunted Mr Dorrit, Russell Tovey's charmingly emotional young Chivery, Claire Foy's delicate, youthful Amy and Matthew McFadyen's kind-hearted, generous Arthur. Ruth Jones' wondrous recreation of the voluminous Flora is bettered only by Annette Crosbie's frankly terrifying Aunt. (She's how I want to be when I get old!) I'd been disappointed by McFadyen's Mr Darcy in the Joe Wright film "Pride & Prejudice" - it was almost at times as if he had been stuffed, and his looks were somehow lost in the mix. Here all his best attributes are to the fore – his eyes, his height, his voice and manner, the excellence of his diction – all these create a warm, breathing man out of really quite flimsy material. In the book and even in this dramatisation, Arthur is a rather shadowy presence, on the sidelines while things happen to those around him. Yet his appearance each week is like a beacon, a feeling of warmth, like home.

Claire Foy does a really wonderful job as the title character. Dickens' heroines used to drive me mad – so tiny and blushing and always so very, irritatingly good, drat them. Foy manages to be all of these things, but to be likable too, and I very much admire her for it. The way she looks at her father – half with love, half with pity – is spot on. Tom Courtenay is brilliant – I can't imagine anyone else being able to bring so much to the character of this foolish, vain, blind Mr Dorritt. I kept missing episodes and having to watch them on the (BBC's excellent i-player) catch up site. Now I've at last seen the final episode I think it's sadly rushed, missing a few voyeuristic opportunities for catching up on some of the minor characters seen in the series. However the scenes between John Chivery, Arthur and Amy are moving and beautifully handled. I will definitely be getting hold of the DVD. This one's a keeper.

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