Great Expectations 2012 Film | Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham

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Alternative titles (from Letterboxd): Grandi Speranze, Grandes Esperanzas, Grandes Esperanças, Великі сподівання

Director: Mike Newell

Writer: David Nicholls, Charles Dickens (novel)

Genre: drama, romance

Cast includes:

Toby Irvine - Young Pip

Ralph Fiennes - Magwitch

Jason Flemyng - Joe Gargery

Sally Hawkins - Mrs Joe

David Walliams - Mr Pumblechook

Sheila Simpson - Mrs Wopsle

Helena Barlow - Young Estella

Richard James - Cousin Raymond

Roberta Burton - Mrs Raymond

Helena Bonham Carter - Miss Havisham

Pooky Quesnel - Sarah Pocket

Kate Lock - Camilla Pocket

Robbie Coltrane - Jaggers

Charlie Callaghan - Young Herbert

Jeremy Irvine - Pip

Jessie Cave - Biddy

Ewen Bremner - Wemmick

Olly Alexander - Herbert Pocket

Daniel Weyman - Arthur Havisham

Holliday Grainger - Estella

Producers include Laurie Borg, Cliff Curtis, Jana Edelbaum, David Faigenblum, Peter Hampden, C.C. Hang, Ed Hart, Zygi Kamasa, Elizabeth Karlsen, Harrison Kordestani, Christine Langan, and Charlotte Larsen.

The film was screened at various film festivals including Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Seville European Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, New Hampshire Film Festival, and Istanbul International Film Festival.

Production companies include BBC Films, Unison Films, Lipsync Productions, Main Street Films, Number 9 Films, and iDeal Partners Film Fund. Distributors include Lionsgate, Main Street Films, and Outsource Media Group (OMG).

Music: Richard Hartley

Cinematography: John Mathieson

Film editing: Tariq Anwar

Casting: Susie Figgis

Production design: Jim Clay

Art direction: Dominic Masters, Mike Stallion

Set decoration: Caroline Smith

Costume design: Beatrix Aruna Pasztor

Filming locations: Watch House, Oare Marshes Nature Reserve, Harty Ferry Road, Isle of Sheppey, Kent; Englefield House, Theale, Reading, Berkshire; Elmley Marshes, Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey; Swale Nature Reserve; Wrotham Park Barnet; Chatham Docks; Oare Marshes, Faversham; Swakeleys House, Ickenham, Middlesex; St. Thomas a Becket Church, Fairfield; River Medway; Gillette Building, Isleworth, Middlesex.

Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter, Beijing International Film Festival); Best Supporting Actress (HBC, Beijing Student Film Festival).

Brief plot: A rags-to-riches sort of story when an orphan is trained to be a gentleman. The adaptation of Dickens's novel is complete with a wedding dress-clad Miss Havisham.

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