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A Christmas Carol (2000)

An unscrupulous loan shark who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director:

Catherine Morshead

Writers:

Peter Bowker, Charles Dickens (short story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ross Kemp ... Eddie Scrooge
Warren Mitchell ... Eddie's Dad
Liz Smith ... Joyce
Michael Maloney ... Bob Cratchett
Angeline Ball ... Bella
Ray Fearon ... Jacob Marley
Mina Anwar ... Julie
Lorraine Ashbourne ... Sue Cratchett
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Ainsleigh ... Dave
Claudie Blakley ... Ellie
Eric Byrne Eric Byrne ... Young Eddie
Chloe Howman Chloe Howman ... Jane
Ben Inigo Jones Ben Inigo Jones ... Ghost of Christmas Future (as Ben Inigo-Jones)
Joanne Mcintosh Joanne Mcintosh ... Jude (as Joanne McIntosh)
Shezwae Powell Shezwae Powell ... Mrs Marley
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An unscrupulous loan shark who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hristougenniatiki istoria See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Color
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The film was shot on location on the Alexandra Road council estate in Camden, London. The iconic estate was built between 1968 and 1978 by architect and artist Neave Brown. It has been featured in many other blockbuster and TV films as the archetypal British ghetto. Considered a masterpiece of its time, it is now synonymous with crime and grime and the worst sort of social deprivation due to a failed attempt to force people to live in a what was aptly likened to modern concrete prison. See more »

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Version of Christmas Present (1985) See more »

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Brilliant Adaptation!
26 October 2001 | by jackiem-3See all my reviews

A modern take on the familiar Christmas Carol story. This time Scrooge is a loan shark on an inner city estate. He brings misery to everyone who knows him, until he's finally shown the error of his ways by the three spirits. I recorded it last Christmas, and will certainly be watching it again this year. Look out for it being repeated!


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