Trivia - Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
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Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Taglines: Every family needs a hero.

Director: Douglas McGrath

Writers: Charles Dickens, Douglas McGrath

Stars: Stella Gonet, Andrew Havill, Henry McGrath, Hugh Mitchell, ...

Young Nicholas and his family enjoy a comfortable life, until Nicholas' father dies and the family is left penniless. Nicholas, his sister and mother venture to London to seek help from their Uncle Ralph, but Ralph's only intentions are to separate the family and exploit them. Nicholas is sent to a school run by the cruel, abusive and horridly entertaining Wackford Squeers. Eventually, Nicholas runs away with schoolmate Smike, and the two set off to reunite the Nickleby family.
At the request of production designer Eve Stewart, the director advanced the time from the 1830s to the 1850s so she could incorporate elements of the Industrial Revolution in her design plans.
Despite the Victorian setting. Charlie Hunnam manages to take off his shirt for a "beefcake" scene.
First cinema feature of Romola Garai.
This is not the first time Timothy Spall has appeared in an adaptation of this story. He appeared in the original cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company's landmark nine-hour 1980 stage adaptation, playing Mr. Folair and Young Wackford (He had left the comp
Miranda Richardson was set to play Mrs Squeers, but she declined so she could concentrate on three much more demanding roles in Spider (2002).
French visa # 111470.
Timothy Spall previously appeared in The Royal Shakespeare Company's landmark 9-hour stage adaptation of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1980), playing Mr. Folair and Young Wackford. He had left the company by the time it was filmed for tele
Timothy Spall previously appeared in The Royal Shakespeare Company's landmark 9-hour stage adaptation of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1980), playing Mr. Folair and Young Wackford. He had left the company by the time it was filmed for television as The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982) and thus does not appear in that mini series.