David's happy childhood days in the village of Blunderstone with his mother, Clara (Emilia Fox), and at Great Yarmouth with their servant, Peggotty (Pauline Quirke) and her family, are brought to an end by the marriage of Clara to high-minded but brutal Edward Murdstone (Trevor Eve). He and his sister, Jane (Zo? Wanamaker), move into the peaceful little house and begin a repressive regime.PARENTAL-GUIDANCE 1 January 2000 46 minutes
Romance is in the air as David secretly gets engaged to his employer's daughter, the beautiful but dizzy Dora Spenlow (Joanna Page) - despite Mr Spenlow's (James Grout) outrage. Spenlow's death soon after, however, gives David a chance to marry Dora, and he starts to write his stories and columns for newspapers. But what of the beautiful Agnes Wickfield (Amanda Ryan), his one constant friend?PARENTAL-GUIDANCE 1 January 2000 45 minutes
David is now working in London as a clerk at Spenlow's and living at Mrs Crupp's (Dawn French) house. However, her fondness for "peppermint cordial" renders her incapable of fulfilling her promise to Aunt Betsey (Maggie Smith) to treat David as if he were her own son.PARENTAL-GUIDANCE 1 January 2000 48 minutes
A chance meeting with his old schoolfriend, James Steerforth (Oliver Milburn), leads to David being invited to dinner with Steerforth's mother (Cherie Lunghi). David also discovers from Agnes that her father's clerk, the lurking and evil Uriah Heep (Nicholas Lyndhurst), is to become a partner in her father's business - and the stage is set for a bitter battle.PARENTAL-GUIDANCE 1 January 2000 46 minutes
|Starring||Bob Hoskins, Thelma Barlow|
|Supporting actors||Michael Elphick, Alun Armstrong, Emilia Fox|
|Purchase rights||Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details|
|Format||Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)|
One of the best adaptations ever with a sensational cast! Bob Hoskins as Mr Macawber and Maggie Smith as Betsy Trotwood are spot on. A real pleasure in every way!Published 1 month ago by Mina Bowater
Excellent production! Stays true to the book, minus a small part which although interesting in the book,could be omitted from the dvd but not to its detriment. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love Dickens; many thanks for the opportunity to get this film on dvd at a great price!Published 2 months ago by juleslenono
Brilliant performances by all actors.
The very much missed Bob Hoskings included.
I could watch this over and over. Outstanding performances from all the actors and David Copperfield at its best. Such a joy - would recommend this without hesitation.Published 3 months ago by Aslan