Ray Winstone stars as Magwitch and Gillian Anderson appears as Miss Havisham. The actors talk about playing two of Dickens iconic characters and why Great Expectations is a must see for viewers who enjoy a bit of Dickens at Christmas.
"Christmas without a BBC show or drama is not really Christmas is it?” says Ray Winstone, adding, “You have enough to drink and eat and then you sit down by the fire and watch a good drama, and there's nothing better than Dickens at Christmas,"
Just as Finlay Currie who played Magwitch in David Lean's 1946 critically-acclaimed version of Great Expectations left his indelible mark on the impressionable young Winstone, Winstone is now set to strike fear into the hearts of a new generation of youngsters when he emerges from the shadows of a foggy marshland to pounce on 11-year-old Pip played by Oscar Kennedy. An encounter which will change both lives forever.
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