Great Expectations (2011)

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The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.

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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 Pip (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Dolge Orlick (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Abel Magwitch (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Jaggers (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Compeyson (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Joe Gargery (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Miss Havisham (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Estella (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Pumblechook (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Herbert Pocket (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Hannah (2 episodes, 2011)
Paul Ritter ...
 Wemmick (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Bentley Drummle (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mike (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Molly (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mrs. Joe (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Clara (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mrs. Brandley (2 episodes, 2011)
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The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.

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Over 80 tonnes of dirt, weeds and creepers were used to transform Holdenby House in Northamptonshire into Miss Havisham's decaying manor Satis House. See more »

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Remade as Great Expectations (2012) See more »

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Pretty Uninspired Adaptation
8 April 2012 | by (White Plains, USA) – See all my reviews

I actually just finished the book a month ago so it might have adversely affected my opinion since this adaptation is so very different than the book. Without going into details and risk spoilers, I just have to say the casting is subpar, except for Gillian Anderson as Miss Havisham. The streamlining and changes in plots are questionable, the loss of some characters and changes to their actions and personality render them un-Dickensian. There should be enough time in 3 hours to tell a closer story to the original but the 3 hours felt like 6, I was bored and unmoved. I remember watching Bleak House, also with Gillian Anderson, and couldn't get enough, this one, I couldn't wait for it to end.


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