Enjoy a great night out at the movies with the beautiful new big screen adaptation of Great Expectations and win your own literary adventure in London.
Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations returns to the big screen on 30th November in a lavish new cinematic adaptation featuring an all-star cast and sumptuous sets. A beautiful re-telling of Dickens' much-loved tale it’s a must-see for young and old audiences alike.
Mike Newell, BAFTA award winning director of Four Weddings and A Funeral and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire , directs a high calibre ensemble cast including BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham, BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes as the convict Magwitch, Robbie Coltrane as Jaggers and newcomer Jeremy Irvine, fresh from his lead role in Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse, as Pip. They are joined by Holliday Grainger as Estella, Ewen Bremner, Jason Flemyng, Sally Hawkins, Tamzin Outhwaite, David Walliams, Jessie Cave, Olly Alexander, Ben Lloyd-Hughes and William Ellis as Compeyson.
This adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic and finest novel is produced by award winning partners Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley and written by acclaimed screenwriter and novelist David Nicholls (One Day ).
Young orphan Pip is given a chance to rise from his humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London’s class ridden world as a gentleman, Pip uses his new found position to pursue the beautiful Estella; a spoilt heiress he’s loved since childhood. Yet the shocking truth behind his great fortune will have devastating consequences for everything he holds dear.
Win a Dickensian Adventure in London
To mark the film's release, we're giving you the chance to win your own Dickensian Adventure in London. You will get to reside in London's literary quarter Bloomsbury, forever linked with stories of Dickens and where Pip has rooms in the original story of 'Great Expectations'. You'll also get to journey through the City of London as it was in Dickensian times on a private Dickensian walking tour. Visit places captured so vividly by the author including The Inns of Court, Chancery Lane, Strand and Hatton Garden and then finish off your adventure with traditional English cuisine at it's best at London's oldest restaurant 'Rules’ - a favourite eating house of Charles Dickens himself.
The prize includes:
- Two nights hotel accommodation in fashionable Bloomsbury including breakfast
- Private Dickensian guided walking tour of London
- Dinner for two at Rules Restaurant
- £200 costs towards travel to London and transfers
To be in with a chance of winning watch the film’s trailer and answer the question below:
Great Expectations is in cinemas from 30th November 2012 (check local listings).
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