With regards to BBC's announcement that they will be producing yet another adaptation of David Copperfield, I was pleased to find that I am not the only one who feels that remaking the same old movies again is not the most welcome news. I queried period movie fans of various sites and am thrilled at the suggestions mentioned already. Even if the BBC is deaf to our suggestions, I at least have found great recommendations for my reading list!
Having said that, I noticed that none other than Colin Firth is listed as being part of the cast according to IMDb. I found some dated information on Velvet Octopus about the possible casting for the film although I'm uncertain if these details have since been changed. I still have a hard time getting enthused about this production but wanted to pass this along.
Colin Firth as Mr. Murdstone
Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Micawber
Julie Walters as Aunt Betsy
Kevin McNally as Dan Pegotty
Dominic Cooper as Steerforth
MTA - apparently Firth is no longer attached to the production of David Copperfield.
which features Colin as Scrooge's nephew Fred.