Oliver Twist

This 2007 BBC film
is based on a novel by Charles Dickens

In the 19th Century, the orphan Oliver Twist is sent to a workhouse, where the children are barely fed and mistreated. He moves to the house of an undertaker, but after an unfair severe spank, he starts a seven day runaway to London. He arrives exhausted and starving, and is welcomed by a gang of pickpockets leaded by the old crook Fagin. When he is mistakenly taken as a thief, the wealthy victim Mr. Brownlow brings Oliver to his home and shelters him. But Fagin and the dangerous Bill Sykes decide to kidnap Oliver to burglarize Mr. Brownlow's fancy house. Oliver is wounded, while Mr. Brownlow tries to save him.

Cast:

William Miller as Oliver Twist
Julian Rhind-Tutt as Monks
Edward Fox as Mr. Brownlow
Adam Arnold as The Artful Dodger
Tom Hardy as Bill Sikes
Sophie Okonedo as Nancy
Morven Christie as Rose Maylie
Timothy Spall as Fagin
Gregor Fisher as Mr. Bumble
Sarah Lancashire as Mrs Corney
Anna Massey as Mrs. Bedwin
Nicola Walker as Sally
Rob Brydon as Mr. Fang
John Sessions as Mr. Sowerberry
Michelle Gomez as Mrs. Sowerberry
Connor Catchpole as Pearly

Oliver


Mr Bumble


Mr and Mrs Sowerberry


Fagan


Nancy


Mrs Bedwin, Rose and Monks


Nancy and Bill


Rose (loved Morven in Lost in Austen)

Mrs Bedwin ( I love any movie Anna Massey is in!)


Mrs Corney



Trivia - this film features sisters from Lost in Austen:
Morven Christie who played Jane Bennett
and Ruby Bentall (Charlotte, Sowerberry's servant) who played Mary Bennett

2 comments:

  1. hi! my name is amelia and I love your site!
    I actually have a few period screencaps lying around from a web project I did awhile ago: they are of Roman Polanski's 2005 OLIVER TWIST and the 2005 BBC BLEAK HOUSE. Would you have any use for those?

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  2. Hi Amelia! Glad you like it! Thanks so much for the offer but I'm not looking for those screencaps at present.

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