This lavish BBC production of Dicken's classic tale stars Douglas Booth (WORRIED ABOUT THE BOY, CHRISTOPHER AND HIS KIND) as Pip, a young man who as an orphaned boy was occasionally sent to visit Miss Havisham (Gillian Anderson), an eccentric lady who lives in a huge but filthy mansion and is always dressed in a decrepit bridal trousseau. Miss Havisham has a ward, a lovely young woman named Estella, with whom Pip is immediately smitten. However, Pip is convinced a boy of poor circumstances could never win her heart, which fills him with a desire to better himself. One day Pip receives a message from a lawyer named Jaggers (David Suchet) -- an anonymous benefactor has made it possible for Pip to pursue a gentleman's education in London. Pip soon moves to the city, where he hopes to gain knowledge, wealth and the affections of Estella (Vanessa Kirby, THE HOUR).
Armando's Tale of Charles Dickens
Release Date: 30 January 2012
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 180 minutes
Production Year: 2011
Main Language: English