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Dickens on Screen

In the Bicentenary month of Charles Dickens’ birth the British Film Institute (BFI) continue to celebrate the author’s influence, through the multitude of television and film adaptations he inspired.


From the 17-28 February, BFI Southbank will be screening the following:

Great Expectations
Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro and Anne Bancroft star in Alfonso Cuaron’s modern take on the Dickens tale, set in Florida and New York.
Hard Times
Re-edited version of Granada TV’s lavish dramatisation of Dickens’s exploration of contemporary social and economic pressures.
All Day Event: Dickens and the Theatre: Nickleby & the RSC – The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
The Old Vic’s ambitious re-staging of the now-legendary 8-hour theatrical interpretation of Dickens’s epic novel.
Martin Chuzzlewit
Dickens’s favourite among his own novels is brought to life in this acclaimed BBC adaptation.
The Only Way
British silent take on A Tale of Two Cities.
Alastair Sim’s definitive performance as the miser in Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.

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