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FACTS ABOUT GREAT EXPECTATIONS (2012)
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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
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.
Trailer (uploaded by Movieclips Trailers): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9RUEgT9zcc