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David Copperfield

TV Movie

Country: Ireland, USA

Genre: Drama



The story of David Copperfield, from his boyhood to his becoming a famous and successful author. After his widowed mother marries the tyrannical Edward Murdstone, young David Copperfield (Max Dolbey) finds that his hitherto idyllic childhood comes to a swift end. When his mother dies, his stepfather sends him to London to work in a soul-crushing job. But when his kindly London landlord Wilkins Micawber, having been imprisoned for debt, is released through the intervention of a relation on condition that he quit London altogether, David finds himself friendless in the capital, so he walks the 76 odd miles from London to Dover, hoping to find shelter with his eccentric great-aunt Betsey Trotwood...


  • Based on the novel of the same name (published 1849-50) by Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
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  • Hugh Dancy
    (David Copperfield)
  • Max Dolbey
    (Young David Copperfield)
  • Sally Field
    (Betsey Trotwood)
  • Michael Richards
    (Wilkins Micawber)
  • Paul Bettany
    (James Steerforth)
  • Anthony Andrews
    (Edward Murdstone)
  • Eileen Atkins
    (Jane Murdstone)
  • Frank McCusker
    (Uriah Heep)
  • Judy Cornwell
    (Clara Peggotty)
  • Charles Wyn-Davies
    (Young Tommy Traddles)
  • Sean Flanagan
    (Mealy Pertaters)

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Good, solid adaptation of Dickens' novel, with some fine performances - in particular Frank McCusker is a gorgeously creepy Uriah Heep, Anthony Andrews a sinister Edward Murdstone, and Max Dolbey in the first half is an immensely likeable Young David Copperfield.

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