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Little Dorrit 

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This mini-series tells the story of Amy Dorrit (Claire Foy), who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father (Sir Tom Courtenay), who is a long term ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Claire Foy ...  Amy Dorrit 14 episodes, 2008
Matthew Macfadyen ...  Arthur Clennam 14 episodes, 2008
Tom Courtenay ...  Mr. Dorrit 14 episodes, 2008
Judy Parfitt ...  Mrs. Clennam / ... 14 episodes, 2008
Emma Pierson ...  Fanny Dorrit / ... 14 episodes, 2008
Alun Armstrong ...  Flintwinch / ... 13 episodes, 2008
Eddie Marsan ...  Pancks 12 episodes, 2008
Jason Thorpe ...  Cavalletto 12 episodes, 2008
Sebastian Armesto ...  Edmund Sparkler / ... 12 episodes, 2008
Andy Serkis ...  Rigaud 11 episodes, 2008
Rosie Cavaliero ...  Mrs. Plornish 11 episodes, 2008
Amanda Redman ...  Mrs. Merdle 11 episodes, 2008
Russell Tovey ...  John Chivery 10 episodes, 2008
Georgia King ...  Pet Gowan / ... 10 episodes, 2008
Alex Wyndham ...  Henry Gowan 10 episodes, 2008
Freema Agyeman ...  Tattycoram 10 episodes, 2008
Zubin Varla ...  Daniel Doyce 10 episodes, 2008
Maxine Peake ...  Miss Wade 10 episodes, 2008
Ruth Jones ...  Flora Finching 10 episodes, 2008
James Fleet ...  Frederick Dorrit 9 episodes, 2008
Ron Cook ...  Chivery 9 episodes, 2008
Bill Paterson ...  Mr. Meagles 9 episodes, 2008
Anton Lesser ...  Mr. Merdle 9 episodes, 2008
Sue Johnston ...  Affery / ... 9 episodes, 2008
Pam Ferris ...  Mrs. General 9 episodes, 2008
Annette Crosbie ...  Mr. F's Aunt 9 episodes, 2008
Janine Duvitski ...  Mrs. Meagles 8 episodes, 2008
Eve Myles ...  Maggy 8 episodes, 2008
Arthur Darvill ...  Tip Dorrit 8 episodes, 2008
Nicholas Jones ...  Scary Butler 7 episodes, 2008
Jason Watkins ...  Plornish 6 episodes, 2008
John Alderton ...  Mr. Casby 6 episodes, 2008
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This mini-series tells the story of Amy Dorrit (Claire Foy), who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father (Sir Tom Courtenay), who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed when her boss' son, Arthur Clennam (Matthew Macfadyen), returns from overseas to solve his family's mysterious legacy and discovers that their lives are interlinked.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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English

Release Date:

29 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Dorrit See more »

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Runtime:

(14 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The sheer ivory gown with pink satin ribbon rosettes worn by Ruth Jones (Flora Finching) is the same costume worn by Geraldine James (Lady Emma Hamilton) in I Remember Nelson (1982). See more »

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Version of Le théâtre de la jeunesse: La petite Dorrit (1961) See more »

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Wow...just, wow!
24 January 2011 | by iowaneSee all my reviews

Generally the BBC adaptation of Dickens are great, but this was just something more. Not only is this a great story, parts of which could have been ripped from recent financial headlines, but the script, cast and direction were pretty much flawless from beginning to end. And did I mention the cinematography?

The plan was to watch the 4 disc set over several days. That didn't quite work out. The second day became a marathon viewing session. All of us watching kept calling out for the next installment as soon as the previous one came to an end. It had it all: love story, social commentary, great characters, and a mystery that isn't solved until the very end. I won't say what that is. In a way, it is incidental to the story. It will keep you guessing, but it is not really the point.

Get it and watch it. You won't be disappointed.


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