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The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

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The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.

Director:

Bharat Nalluri

Writers:

Susan Coyne, Les Standiford (based on "The Man Who Invented Christmas" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Stevens ... Charles Dickens
Mark Schrier Mark Schrier ... Presenter
Patrick Joseph Byrnes ... Stage Manager
Miriam Margolyes ... Mrs. Fisk
Morfydd Clark ... Kate Dickens
Justin Edwards Justin Edwards ... John Forster / Ghost of Christmas Present
Cosimo Fusco ... Signor Mazzini (as Cosimo Massimo Fusco)
Jasper Hughes Cotter Jasper Hughes Cotter ... Walter Dickens (as Jasper Hughes-Cotter)
James Heffernan James Heffernan ... Charley Dickens
Aleah Lennon Aleah Lennon ... Mamie Dickens
Ella Mai Delaney Ella Mai Delaney ... Katey Dickens
Donna Marie Sludds Donna Marie Sludds ... Maid
David McSavage ... Hall
Ian McNeice ... Chapman
Miles Jupp ... Thackeray
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In 1843, the celebrated British novelist, Charles Dickens, is at a low point in his career with three flops behind him and his family expenses piling up at home. Determined to recover, Dickens decides to write a Christmas story and self-publish it in less than two months. As Dickens labors writing on such short notice, his estranged father and mother come to bunk with him. Still haunted by painful memories of his father ruining his childhood by his financial irresponsibility, Dickens develops a writer's block which seems to have no solution. As such, Dickens must face his personal demons epitomized through his characters, especially in his imagined conversations with Ebenezer Scrooge. Now with a looming deadline, Dickens struggles for inspiration against his frustrations and his characters' opinions in a literary challenge creating a classic tale that would define the essential soul of modern Christmas. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Simon Callow (who appears in the film as illustrator John Leech) previously provided the voice of Ebenezer Scrooge for another adaptation of A Christmas Carol: 2001's Christmas Carol: The Movie. See more »

Goofs

A number of the words used by characters - for example, "nappy", "flop" - were not in common use until after 1843, when the film is set. See more »

Quotes

Scrooge: Humbug!
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Harrington Jig
Written by Chris Perry
Performed by Peakfiddler
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Delightful 10/10 movie
28 February 2018 | by vikas5544See all my reviews

This film will delight you. See it with family and friends. Without a second thought. Nothing is wrong about it.


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Country:

Ireland | Canada

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

22 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man Who Invented Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,357,129, 26 November 2017

Gross USA:

$5,676,486

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,096,007
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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