Free Screening of Golden Globe-Winning Dickens film 'Nicholas Nickelby' (2002)

Free Screening of Golden Globe-Winning Dickens film 'Nicholas Nickelby' (2002)

Charlie Hunnam as Nicholas Nickelby

Series Name Dickens on Screen Project
Speaker Alice Turner
Type Arts & Entertainment
When 19 Mar 2014, 04:15PM - 06:45PM
Venue University Film Theatre, Attenborough Building Basement
Open To University staff and students
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact No Booking in necessary but for further information please contact Kris Siefken on

The Dickens on Screen Project are pleased to announce that their next free film screening will be the 2002 Golden Globe winning version of Nicholas Nickelby starring Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) in the title role.

Co-starring Bafta-Winner Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Nymphomaniac), Oscar-winners Christopher Plummer, Anne Hathaway, Jim Broadbent and Bafta-nominee Juliet Stevenson this veritable who's who of acting talent came together in 2002 under the guidance of Oscar-nominated writer/director Douglas McGrath (Bullets over Broadway) to film one of Dickens' most memorable novels. At times both cuttingly satirical but also humorous Nicholas Nickelby tells the story one young man's journey to overcome poverty, plotting and the disinterest of his relatives to build his own life and 'family'.

A story that has influenced writers as diverse as Roald Dahl (The BFG, Matilda), Evelyn Waugh (A Handful of Dust), Ray Bradbury (Any Friend of Nicholas Nickelby is a Friend of Mine) and the creators of both Month Pythons' Bookshop sketch - where it features as 'Knickerless Knickleby' - and also of the Star Trek: Enterprise series this is a rare chance to see the 2002 version on the big screen.

The film will be briefly introduced by Alice Turner, a researcher from the School of English whose research considers the importance of male friendships in Nicholas Nickelby. We hope you will come along to this screening or to others in the series.

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