David Copperfield (1999– )
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David's happy childhood days in the village of Blunderstone with his mother, Clara (Emilia Fox), and at Great Yarmouth with their servant, Peggotty (Pauline Quirke) and her family, are ... See full summary »

Director:

Simon Curtis

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), Adrian Hodges (screenplay)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Radcliffe ... Young David
Trevor Eve ... Murdstone
Michael Elphick ... Barkis
James Thornton James Thornton ... Ham Peggotty
Alun Armstrong ... Dan Peggotty
Patsy Byrne Patsy Byrne ... Mrs. Gummidge
Laura Harling Laura Harling ... Little Emily
Zoë Wanamaker ... Miss Murdstone
Jacqueline Tong ... Lady in coach
Karl Johnson ... Tungay
Ian McKellen ... Creakle
Harry Lloyd ... Young Steerforth
Steve Swinscoe Steve Swinscoe ... Quinion
Thomas Maher Thomas Maher ... Mick
Bob Hoskins ... Micawber
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David's happy childhood days in the village of Blunderstone with his mother, Clara (Emilia Fox), and at Great Yarmouth with their servant, Peggotty (Pauline Quirke) and her family, are brought to an end by the marriage of Clara to high-minded but brutal Edward Murdstone (Trevor Eve). He and his sister, Jane (Zoë Wanamaker), move into the peaceful little house and begin a repressive regime. Peggotty is powerless to protect David and finds herself sidelined. Murdstone's loathing of the boy brings them to a confrontation that leads to David being sent away to school, where Mr Creakle (Ian McKellen) beats him as a matter of course but where he meets James Steerforth (Harry Lloyd), who becomes his friend and protector.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Color
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