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Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham in 'Great Expectations' - First Look!

Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham in 'Great Expectations' - First Look!

Scope out these sneak peek images of Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham in the upcoming adaptation Great Expectations, directed by Mike Newell (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).

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“In a sense, [Miss Havisham's] a feast for the eyes,” said Elizabeth Karlsen, who is producing Great Expectations with Stephen Woolley and executives from BBC Films and Lionsgate. “She’s this lonely soul who has become a manipulator.”

FYI: Helena‘s costume was designed by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.

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14 Comments

# 1

Read the book.

# 2

Fabulous costume.

# 3

Great Expectations made me fall in love with reading many years ago. And now with Helena playing Miss Havisham, I am so excited to see this movie. For those of you who have not read this book, do so, it is one of the best books ever!

# 4
thenextbestthing @ 11/04/2011 at 11:17 am

now that is the movie worth looking forward to.

# 5
speaktruth @ 11/04/2011 at 11:55 am

YES!!!! Love love LOVE Helena! :D

# 6
Suri is stimming @ 11/04/2011 at 12:48 pm

I LOVE her in Alice in the Wonderland!!

# 7

um, she looks AWESOME.

# 8

OH My Goodness. I had to read the book two years ago in a british literature course for my second year at college and well, it was a wonderful masterpiece. And the professor made such a huge emphasis on Miss Havisham…. but wow. I cannot imagine someone else better to portray her than the marvellous Helena Bonham Carter. She’s PERFECT for that role. I believe no one can pull it off. Thank God they cast her! I am SO looking forward to this movie!!!!!<3 Oh and those who are like me and don’t like to read lol, do it, it’s actually worth it =)

# 9

this gives me goosebumps. cannot wait to see it!

@Yo Landi:

i know! what always surprises me is every time HBC is casted in something i always go “of course, that’s perfect casting” i.e. Harry Potter (she was soooo good in that).

Holy– this looks GREAT! She’s kind of a brilliant choice to play Miss Havisham. Can’t wait to see this.

I don’t expect adaptations to be similar to novels; it never happens. However, as an independent film [once again], I thought the overall film made itself look bizarre, cliche, and void all at the same time as it struggled to be “artistic and deep.” The storytelling was alright in the beginning, but once they “grew up” it descended into the most amateur script I’ve seen. It’s one of those movies that get lost in the back of the blockbuster shelf.

@Piper: I know! lol. She always picks roles that match her perfectly…. Bellatrix, the Queen of Hearts, Ms. Lovett, Elizabeth in Frankenstein!!!!among others and now this. I think she just has EXCELLENT taste in the roles she signs up for<3

Doughnuthoes @ 11/04/2011 at 7:39 pm

“Yes, she will break his hearrrrt….”

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