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David Copperfield (2000)

A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Director:

Peter Medak

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), John Goldsmith (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Richards ... Mr. Wilkins Micawber
Eileen Atkins ... Miss Jane Murdstone
Anthony Andrews ... Mr. Edward Murdstone
Frank McCusker Frank McCusker ... Uriah Heep
Hugh Dancy ... David Copperfield
Max Dolbey Max Dolbey ... Young David Copperfield
Sally Field ... Aunt Betsey Trotwood
Edward Hardwicke ... Mr. Wickfield
Freddie Jones ... Barkis
Nigel Davenport ... Dan Peggotty
Emily Hamilton ... Agnes Wickfield
Julie Cox ... Dora Spenlow
Sarah Smart ... Clara Copperfield
Alan Howard ... Mr. Spenlow
Alec McCowen ... Mr. Jorkins
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Storyline

A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

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The story of a boy sent away to find his place in the world, who'll grow up to be a man discovering the power of the heart.

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Drama

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Details

Country:

Ireland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Copperfield Dávid See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hallmark Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was producer Greg Smith's third adaptation of a Charles Dickens novel. See more »

Quotes

David Copperfield: That is what he is, this fellow; a calculating, cold blooded, fortune hunter, without honour, scruple, or mercy.
Mr. Edward Murdstone: [overturns the table they are sitting at] Be silent!
David Copperfield: I have been silent too long! I will be silent no more!
Miss Jane Murdstone: Edward... come away
Mr. Edward Murdstone: Hold your tounge!
David Copperfield: He bullied, and harried my poor, weak mother into her grave!
Mr. Edward Murdstone: Yes, she was weak. But it was not I who preyed upon her weakness, it was her own SON, who drained her of the strenght she needed with his wild behaviour and importunate demands!
David Copperfield: ...
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Produced with the support of investment incentives for the Irish Film Industry provided by the Government of Ireland. See more »

Connections

Version of Love and the Law (1910) See more »

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beautiful
12 September 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

to adapt a famous book is always a difficult work, for director and for the reader. for the need to present/discover the heart of story and for not use easy tools.but, in this case, all is OK. the atmosphere, the performance and shadow of Dickens small universe. Hugh Dancy is David and not only his subtle performance is impeccable but the preoccupation to give force and shine to each detail. and this is a great virtue because the film is a little more than an adaptation.honest, rich in nuances, seductive, smart, almost lovely, like many inspired translation of great books spirit, it is a precise puzzle.a fragile ball of emotions and memories, interesting trip in a middle of a way to discover literature, it is that decent option to respect novel and remember its extraordinary profound message.


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