Born to a weak but loving mother soon after his father dies, David Copperfield is nine years old when his mother Clara marries a man named Murdstone. A cruel man who believes in extreme discipline, he has no hesitation in sending David away to school. Shortly after he is sent away, David's mother dies and Murdstone seizes the opportunity to send him away for good, this time for menial labour at a London wine merchants. Miserable with his new life, David finds comfort whilst staying with the Micawber family and when he is eventually able to leave London to stay with his Aunt Betsey in Dover, his life turns for the better when she arranges for him to be taken into her care. For David Copperfield, this is just the very beginning.

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David Copperfield (2000)

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Born to a weak but loving mother soon after his father dies, David Copperfield is nine years old when his mother Clara marries a man named Murdstone. A cruel man who believes in extreme discipline, he has no hesitation in sending David away to school. Shortly after he is sent away, David's mother dies and Murdstone seizes the opportunity to send him away for good, this time for menial labour at a London wine merchants. Miserable with his new life, David finds comfort whilst staying with the Micawber family and when he is eventually able to leave London to stay with his Aunt Betsey in Dover, his life turns for the better when she arranges for him to be taken into her care. For David Copperfield, this is just the very beginning.

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Michael Richards

Mr. Wilkins Micawber
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Eileen Atkins

Miss Jane Murdstone
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Anthony Andrews

Mr. Edward Murdstone
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Frank McCusker

Uriah Heep
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Hugh Dancy

David Copperfield
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Max Dolbey

Young David Copperfield
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Sally Field

Aunt Betsey Trotwood
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Edward Hardwicke

Mr. Wickfield
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Freddie Jones

Barkis
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Nigel Davenport

Dan Peggotty
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Emily Hamilton

Agnes Wickfield
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Julie Cox

Dora Spenlow
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Sarah Smart

Clara Copperfield
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Alan Howard

Mr. Spenlow
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Alec McCowen

Mr. Jorkins
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Paul Bettany

James Steerforth
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Judy Cornwell

Peggotty
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Murray Melvin

Dr. Chilip
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Dudley Sutton

Mr. Dick
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Lesley Manville

Mrs. Micawber
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Peter Woodthorpe

Mr. Creakle
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Vernon Dobtcheff

Quinion
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Simon Delaney

Traddles Sr.
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Laura Dunne

Young Agnes Wickfield
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Sarah Farooqui

Young Emily (20's)
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Sean Flanagan

Mealy Pertaters
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Andrew Grainger

Ham Pegotty
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Sharon Hogan

Miss Skeggs
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Doreen Keogh

Mrs. Heep
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Fiona Lalor

Miss Horton
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Anna Maguire

Young Emily (age 9)
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Terence Orr

Tungay
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Sean O'Shaughnessy

Mick Walker
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Phyllis Ryan

Mrs. Gummidge
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Charles Wyn-Davies

Young Tommy Traddles (as Charles Wyn Davies)
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Fiona York

Mrs. Creakle
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Harry Fitzgerald-Kelly

Crying Boy
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Antony Conaty

The Undertaker (uncredited)
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Liz Cuti

Janet (uncredited)
Crew
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Peter Medak

Director
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Charles Dickens

Writer
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John Goldsmith

Writer
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