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Little Dorrit 

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This mini-series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Claire Foy ...  Amy Dorrit 14 episodes, 2008
Matthew Macfadyen ...  Arthur Clennam 14 episodes, 2008
Tom Courtenay ...  Mr. Dorrit 14 episodes, 2008
Judy Parfitt ...  Mrs. Clennam / ... 14 episodes, 2008
Emma Pierson ...  Fanny Dorrit / ... 14 episodes, 2008
Alun Armstrong ...  Flintwinch / ... 13 episodes, 2008
Eddie Marsan ...  Pancks 12 episodes, 2008
Jason Thorpe ...  Cavalletto 12 episodes, 2008
Sebastian Armesto ...  Edmund Sparkler / ... 12 episodes, 2008
Andy Serkis ...  Rigaud 11 episodes, 2008
Rosie Cavaliero ...  Mrs. Plornish 11 episodes, 2008
Amanda Redman ...  Mrs. Merdle 11 episodes, 2008
Russell Tovey ...  John Chivery 10 episodes, 2008
Georgia King ...  Pet Gowan / ... 10 episodes, 2008
Alex Wyndham ...  Henry Gowan 10 episodes, 2008
Freema Agyeman ...  Tattycoram 10 episodes, 2008
Zubin Varla ...  Daniel Doyce 10 episodes, 2008
Maxine Peake ...  Miss Wade 10 episodes, 2008
Ruth Jones ...  Flora Finching 10 episodes, 2008
James Fleet ...  Frederick Dorrit 9 episodes, 2008
Ron Cook ...  Chivery 9 episodes, 2008
Bill Paterson ...  Mr. Meagles 9 episodes, 2008
Anton Lesser ...  Mr. Merdle 9 episodes, 2008
Sue Johnston ...  Affery / ... 9 episodes, 2008
Pam Ferris ...  Mrs. General 9 episodes, 2008
Annette Crosbie ...  Mr. F's Aunt 9 episodes, 2008
Janine Duvitski ...  Mrs. Meagles 8 episodes, 2008
Eve Myles ...  Maggy 8 episodes, 2008
Arthur Darvill ...  Tip Dorrit 8 episodes, 2008
Nicholas Jones ...  Scary Butler 7 episodes, 2008
Jason Watkins ...  Plornish 6 episodes, 2008
John Alderton ...  Mr. Casby 6 episodes, 2008
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This mini-series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed when her boss' son, Arthur Clennam, returns from overseas to solve his family's mysterious legacy and discovers that their lives are interlinked.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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29 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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Little Dorrit See more »

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(14 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The white floral and polka dot day dress Freema Agyeman (Tattycoram) wears bowling with Pet Meagles is the same costume Samantha Morton (Harriet Smith) wore on the horse with Frank Churchill in Emma (1996). See more »

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Wow - Simply The Best Thing I Have Ever Seen On PBS
17 October 2010 | by jaldeborghSee all my reviews

I stumbled on to this series about half way through an early episode purely by accident and within 5 minutes I was totally hooked - wow. My favorite programs are a combination of a great story, careful character development and excellent acting. This series has all these and more - the cinematography shows great sensitivity, the sets and costumes world class and even the theme music is mesmerizing. Each episode practically stands on it's own. It's the whole package.

Clair Foy is nothing short of brilliant - I have never seen a character that so completely captures your sympathies and heart. She is the perfect manifestation of beauty being so much more than skin deep.

Matthew Macfadyen is the idea counterpart and perfectly represents the goodness that mankind can (should) strive to achieve. The electricity between Matthew Macfadyen and Claire Foy is also magic.

Tom Courtenay performance is in many ways the most extraordinary of all. His role as William Dorrit is by far the most complex and challenging. Tom Courtenay's insight into this complex and rapidly evolving character is truly remarkable - I have seen very few that could compare. In my mind on the same level as George C. Scott in Patton.

The other supporting actors are also faultless almost to a man (or woman).

If you haven't seen this one - I suggest you do it's great and timeless entertainment.


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