Two New Clips From the BBC’s Great Expectations

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The BBC has released two new clips for their new Christmas production of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. This adaptation stars Gillian Anderson, Ray Winstone, David Suchet, Vanessa Kirby and Douglas Booth.  (You can see the promo for this special here if you haven’t yet.)

Anderson is the youngest woman to ever play the mad Miss Havisham and it certainly seems as though she’ll be marking her mark on the role in other ways as well.  She is really quite creepy and disturbing. (Though somehow she manages to look exceptionally beautiful all done up in the white makeup.)

Click through and take a look for yourself. Great Expectations will be coming to a TV near you in Spring 2012 as part of Masterpiece Classic. We'll keep youp posted on an airdate as that develops.

Clip One: Miss Havisham Interrogates Pip: Miss Havisham asks orphan Pip about his dead parents and siblings as Estella listens in. She suggests that perhaps if Pip has been spared, he might be meant for something special.

Pip Returns to Satis House: Pip returns to Satis House a young gentleman. He is reunited with Miss Havisham and Estella. Miss Havisham has great hopes for their future.

Source: The BBC on YouTube


Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

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