Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
In this modern-day adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel, the Nickleby family fall on hard times. Nick takes his mother and his younger sister Kat to London to ask for a loan from Ralph Nickleby, their estranged uncle. Ralph is trying to make a business deal with a notorious mobster, and isn't above using his teenage niece as a pawn in his schemes. Unaware of his uncle's sinister plans, Nick accepts a job at Dotheolds Hall, a care home owned by his uncle. It's just the beginning of Nick's adventures, when he helps seemingly senile Mrs. Smike escape from the abusive care takers... Written by
I found this extremely well made, I didn't really know much about the original Dickens' novel, but once I cam across the first episode on iplayer, I was glued to it and just had to watch the rest.
The storyline is very intriguing, and the simplicity of the casting has such a charm to it. The scenery is very typically British and although it's set in modern times, it does have a slightly old feel to it at times, possibly in part due to the scenes in the countryside, but all this I again found had a very special charm to it.
More people definitely need to see this, a well made production with some brilliant characters (good and bad, and a bit of both!), I'd recommend this to anyone, so do keep an eye out in case it hopefully comes back on TV and iplayer some day, well done BBC once again!
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