Way back, around the same time last year, I had written a post regarding my desire to see another Great Expectations adaptation because I simply did not enjoy the 1946 David Lean film nor the 1997 Masterpiece Theater miniseries. You can read my post here.
I have discovered it rather late. But nontheless I'm delighted to have found out that there are two Great Expectations in the works. One a movie, and the other a three part mini series by the BBC.
I will highlight the BBC miniseries here.
Which, it seems, is still filming by some of the set pictures here.
It will premiere Christmas 2011.
Here are the cast roundup and the characters they will be playing.
|Douglas Booth plays Pip the orphan and the protagonist of Great Expectations who is sent on his way to become a gentlement.|
|Oscar Kennedy plays young Pip|
|Vanessa Kirby recently seen in the Hour plays Estella the girl Pip pursues romantically|
|Izzy Meikle-Small who was last seen as young Kathy in Never Let Me Go plays young Estella|
|Shaun Dooley plays kind Uncle Joe|
|Ray Winstone plays Magwitch, the convict who changes Pip's life in ways he did not conceive|
|Gillian Anderson who has done well in period pieces such as Bleak House is playing Miss Havisham|
|David Suchet popularly known as Poirot in the Agatha Christie's Poirot tv series plays the lawyer Jagger|
|Harry Lloyd plays Herbert Pocket, Pip's friend and apartment mate|
The cast looks good. I like how the leads are around the age of the characters of Pip and Estella. Can't wait to see this. Hopefully pictures and trailers surface soon. I guess not soon enough since they're still filming.