Great Expectations (1999 film)
|Directed by||Julian Jarrold|
|Written by||Charles Dickens
(novel) Tony Marchant
|Music by||Maurice Jarre & Joe Pereira|
|Release date||UK 12 April 1999
US 9 May 1999
|Running time||168 minutes|
A young boy called Pip stumbles upon a hunted criminal who threatens him and demands food. A few years later, Pip finds that he has a benefactor. Imagining that Miss Havisham, a rich lady whose adopted daughter Estella he loves, is the benefactor, Pip believes in a grand plan at the end of which he will be married to Estella. However, when the criminal from his childhood turns up one stormy night and reveals that he, Magwitch, is his benefactor, Pip finds his dreams crumbling. Although initially repulsed by his benefactor, Pip gradually becomes loyal to him and stays with him until his death.
- Ioan Gruffudd as Pip.
- Gabriel Thomson as young Pip
- Justine Waddell as Estella.
- Emma Cunniffe as Biddy.
- Charlotte Rampling as Miss Havisham.
- Bernard Hill as Magwitch.
- Clive Russell as Joe.
- Ian McDiarmid as Jaggers.
- Daniel Evans as Herbert Pocket.
- James Hillier as Bentley Drummle
In 2000, it won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Costume Design, but failed to win Best Design, Best Make Up/Hair, Best Photography and Lighting (Fiction/Entertainment) and Best Sound (Fiction/Entertainment). It had also won the 1999 RTS Television Award for Best Sound in Drama; Best Production Design in Drama; Best Lighting, and Photography & Camera; and was nominated for Best Tape & Film Editing in Drama. It was nominated for, but did not win, the 1999 Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries.
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