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Great Expectations (2012)

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Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip begins to visit Miss Havisham and Estella, with whom he falls in love,then Pip a humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: Mike Newell
Writer: David Nicholls

Release Date: 2012-11-30
Status: Released
Run time: 128 min / 2:8
Revenue: $258,656
Production Companies : Number 9 Films, BBC Films, Unison Films, Lipsync Productions
Production Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America
Release Date: 2012-11-30
Status: Released
Run time: 128 min / 2:8
Revenue: $258,656

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Casts

Jeremy Irvine
as Philip 'Pip' Pirrip
Helena Bonham Carter
as Miss Havisham
Ralph Fiennes
as Abel Magwitch
Holliday Grainger
as Estella Havisham
Robbie Coltrane
as Mr. Jaggers
Jason Flemyng
as Joe Gargery
Ewen Bremner
as Wemmick
Sally Hawkins
as Mrs. Joe
David Walliams
as Mr. Pumblechook
Tamzin Outhwaite
as Molly
Daniel Weyman
as Arthur Havisham
Jessie Cave
as Biddy
Edward Fleming
as Charles Pocket
Olly Alexander
as Herbert Pocket
Kate Lock
as Camilla Pocket
Pooky Quesnel
as Sarah Pocket
Ben Lloyd-Hughes
as Bentley Drummle
Sophie Rundle
as Clara
Richard James
as Raymond
Roberta Burton
as Mrs. Raymond
William Ellis
as Compeyson
Bernice Stegers
as Mrs. Hubble
Alan Rushton
as Mr. Hubble
Sheila Simpson
as Mrs. Wopsle
Tim Freeman
as Mr. Wopsle
Toby Irvine
as Young Pip
Helena Barlow
as Young Estella
Bebe Cave
as Young Biddy
Charlie Callaghan
as Young Herbert
Ralph Ineson
as Sergeant
Nick Bartlett
as Bailiff Two
Steve Morphew
as Soldier
Joe Jameson
as Bullfinch
Zac Mattoon O'Brien
as Pepper
Peter Greed
as Porter
Frank Dunne
as Aged P
Gary Arthurs
as River Policeman
Malcolm Tierney
as Judge
Ronnie Fox
as Bailiff One
Claire Ashton
as Wemmick's Neighbour (uncredited)
Lasco Atkins
as London Solicitor (uncredited)
Pablo Bubar
as Estate Agent's Assistant (uncredited)
Nellie Burroughes
as Mrs. Compeyson (uncredited)
Jason Daly
as James Rascal (uncredited)
Leigh Daniels
as Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
Filippo Delaunay
as Ball Guest (uncredited)
Kate Hefferman
as Tripe Shop Proprietor (uncredited)
Evelyn James
as Blind Man's Sister (uncredited)
Dale Mercer
as Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
Patrick Moorhouse
as Barrister (uncredited)
Jimmy Pethrus
as Mr. Jagger's Office Doorman (uncredited)
Charlie Richards
as Miss Havisham's Footman (uncredited)
David G. Robinson
as Smithfield Butcher (uncredited)

Crew

Directing Mike Newell Director
Writing David Nicholls Screenplay
Production Laurie Borg Co-Producer
Writing Charles Dickens Novel
Production Cliff Curtis Executive Producer
Production Jana Edelbaum Executive Producer
Production David Faigenblum Producer
Production Peter Hampden Executive Producer
Production C.C. Hang Executive Producer
Production Ed Hart Executive Producer
Production Zygi Kamasa Executive Producer
Production Elizabeth Karlsen Producer
Production Harrison Kordestani Executive Producer
Production Christine Langan Executive Producer
Production Charlotte Larsen Executive Producer
Production Caroline Levy Line Producer
Production Norman Merry Executive Producer
Production Emanuel Michael Producer
Production Arti Modi Executive Producer
Production Mike Newell Executive Producer
Production Thorsten Schumacher Executive Producer
Production Stephen Woolley Producer
Sound Richard Hartley Original Music Composer
Camera John Mathieson Director of Photography
Editing Tariq Anwar Editor
Production Susie Figgis Casting
Art Jim Clay Production Design
Art Dominic Masters Supervising Art Director
Art Mike Stallion Art Direction
Art Caroline Smith Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Beatrix Aruna Pasztor Costume Design
Production Alison Banks Production Manager
Crew Polly Duval Post Production Supervisor
Production David Taylor Unit Manager
Production Miranda Howard-Williams Casting Assistant
Art Carn Burton Location Scout
Production Dan Whitty Location Manager
Sound Karen Elliott Music Supervisor
Art Julia Hall Title Designer
Directing Rowena Ladbury Script Supervisor
Production Eve Swannell Production Coordinator
Art Howard Watkins Title Designer

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