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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Dallimore ... Vicar
... Nicholas Nickleby
... Kate Nickleby
Diana Kent ... Mrs. Nickleby
... Ralph Nickleby
... Newman Noggs
Abigail McKern ... Miss La Creevy
... Mr. Squeers
Archie Preston ... Small Boy
... Mr. Snawley
... Smike
... Mrs. Squeers
Chris Roebuck ... Wackford Squeers Jnr.
... Fanny Squeers
... 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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Liz Smith plays the same role, Peg Sliderscew, that she played in an earlier BBC miniseries of Nicholas Nickleby (1977), over twenty years earlier. See more »

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Version of The Life and Adventures of Nick Nickleby (2012) See more »

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A profoundly engrossing and affecting movie of the novel.
14 June 2004 | by See 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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