100 Discs of Christmas #90 – Bleak House (2005)


Everyone loves a Dickens adaptation at Christmas, and this is one of the best every produced. Spread over fifteen compelling episodes, acclaimed screenwriter Andrew Davies superbly adapts Dickens’s huge  multi-stranded novel so that it works perfectly as a mini-series.

The cast list contains some of Britain’s finest actors, but for me The X Files star Gillian Anderson is the highlight. She plays the mysterious Lady Deadlock, a woman hiding many secrets. But then again, so is everyone in this story.

Bleak House (2005), directed by Justin Chadwick and Susannah White, is released on blu-ray and DVD in the UK by BBC Worldwide & 2 Entertain, Certificate PG. 


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Second year BA Film & English Student. Watches too many films and enjoys good novels.

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