Helena Bonham Carter
Young orphan Pip is given a chance to rise from his humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London society as a gentleman, Pip uses his newfound position to pursue the beautiful Estella; a spoilt heiress he's loved since childhood. Yet the shocking truth behind his great fortune will have devastating consequences for everything he holds dear.
Mike Newell, BAFTA award-winning director of Four Weddings and A Funeral and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, directs a high calibre ensemble cast including Bafta winner and Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland) as Miss Havisham, Bafta winner and Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter, Schindler's List, The English Patient) as the convict Magwitch and newcomer Jeremy Irvine, fresh from his lead role in Spielberg's Warhorse, as our hero Pip.
This adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic and finest novel is produced by award-winning partners Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen (Made In Dagenham) and written by screenwriter and novelist David Nicholls (Lone Scherfig's upcoming film, One Day)
UK | English | 2011