Great Expectations

Great Expectations Synopsis

Young orphan Pip is given a chance to rise from his humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London's class ridden world as a gentleman, Pip uses his new found 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.

This adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic and finest novel is directed by Mike Newell, produced by Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, and written by acclaimed screenwriter and novelist David Nicholls.

BAFTA nominated for Beatrix Aruna Pasztor's Costume Design.



Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Jeremy Irvine, Robbie Coltrane, Holliday Grainger, Ewen Bremner, Jason Flemyng, Sally Hawkins, Tamzin Outhwaite, David Walliams


Mike Newell


Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley, Emanuel Michael, David Faigenblum


David Nicholls adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens

Executive Producers:

Christine Langan, Zygi Kamasa, Normal Merry, Mike Newell

Sales agent:

HanWay Films


Lionsgate UK

Credits summary:

BFI, BBC Films and Unison Films present in association with HanWay Films and Lip Sync Productions A Stephen Woolley Elizabeth Karlsen Number 9 Films Production in association with Compton Investments. A film by Mike Newell.



Running time:

128 mins 35 secs

Release Dates


30 November 2012

Out on DVD

25 March 2013

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