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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001)

A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.

Director:

Stephen Whittaker

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), Martyn Hesford (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Dallimore John Dallimore ... Vicar
James D'Arcy ... Nicholas Nickleby
Sophia Myles ... Kate Nickleby
Diana Kent Diana Kent ... Mrs. Nickleby
Charles Dance ... Ralph Nickleby
George Innes ... Newman Noggs
Abigail McKern Abigail McKern ... Miss La Creevy
Gregor Fisher ... Mr. Squeers
Archie Preston Archie Preston ... Small Boy
Berwick Kaler ... Mr. Snawley
Lee Ingleby ... Smike
Pam Ferris ... Mrs. Squeers
Chris Roebuck Chris Roebuck ... Wackford Squeers Jnr.
Debbie Chazen ... Fanny Squeers
Tom Hollander ... Mr. Mantalini
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Nicholas Nickleby is an impoverished young man making his way in life in the cruel and unjust world of early Victorian England. His good looks, kind heart and gentlemanly manner are fine qualities, but will they be enough for what awaits him? Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2002 (USA) See more »

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The green Spencer worn by one of the millinery ladies in the London street is the same costume Sylvestra Le Touzel (Fanny Price) wears riding in Mansfield Park (1983). See more »

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A profoundly engrossing and affecting movie of the novel.
14 June 2004 | by wjwolfe-1See all my reviews

The leading roles of Nicholas, Kate, and Smike are performed with great empathy, wonderful naturalness, admirable restraint, and endearing conviction by their respective actors James D'Arcy, Sophia Myles, and Lee Ingleby. Charles Dance as Ralph Nickleby portrays an icily Dickensian villain, and Gregor Fisher an indeed despicable head of a school. Superb photography conveys the changing moods and varied scenes excellently. The smooth connectedness of the film easily allows the viewer to enter into and remain as an observer of the action. Scenes of merriment, tender affection, and gripping terror add up to a truly powerful dramatization on film.


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