Many of you have probably already seen this miniseries but surprisingly I hadn't yet done a review on it.
My sister and I re-watched Little Dorrit (2009) last weekend, it was a special time because I hadn't seen it in a while and Miss Bea didn't remember most of the story so it was wonderful seeing the story through her eyes!
|Amy sews for Mrs. Clenham|
|Tom Courtenay as Mr. William Dorrit|
|Arthur Clenham stops to question Amy Dorrit|
|Claire Foy as Amy Dorrit|
|Matthew Macfadyen as Arhtur Clenham|
My Music Video: Three recognizable themes from the miniseries accompanied by beautiful screencaps.
|Characters from Little Dorrit|
Actors In Their Roles: This star studded cast is absolutely amazing and well suited for their roles. There are so many likable characters portrayed with such talent!
Let's take a look at a few of the main characters:
- Claire Foy as Amy Dorrit - Amy is a true heroine who serves others selflessly but always stands up for what is right. Claire Foy captures Amy's youth, sweetness, kindness and strength to a tee! She is such a strong actress and I've enjoyed seeing her in other roles but this role will always be my favorite.
- Matthew Macfadyen as Arthur Clenham - Arthur is a very kind and gentlemanly character but he's not always as perceptive as he could be. Matthew Macfadyen does an excellent job of capturing his caring nature, earnestness and occasional melancholy. This is probably my favorite role of his as well, my sister and I really enjoyed him in this film.
- Tom Courtenay as Mr. William Dorrit - Mr. Dorrit is Amy's elderly father, a man come down in the world who always tries to rise above his circumstances and continue to demand respect owed him as a gentleman. It takes a powerful actor to keep the balance of making the viewer feel sorry for him and respect him at the same time and this is what Mr. Courtneay does. His portrayal is so skillfully done that he just becomes the character.
- Judy Parfitt as Mrs. Clenham - Mrs. Clenham is a pious, clever, powerful woman with a cold heart and a load of secrets she pridefully keeps hidden. In this role Judy Parfitt was masterful with a strength and depth of emotions that resonates on screen.
- Andy Serkis as Rigaud - The Frenchman Rigaud is a criminal of the first order, he is a thief, murderer, blackmailer and scoundrel. Andy Serkis' portrayal as the black hearted Rigaud is completely believable, he does all of his own stunts and skillfully portrays this villain with mystery and unwavering strength.
- Russell Tovey as John Chivery - Miss Bea and I just adore John Chivery, although he isn't one of the main characters he is almost as much a favorite as Arthur Clenham. John's story is sad, he loves Amy Dorrit but unfortunately she only thinks of him as a brother. Even though he is poor he is a true gentleman to the point of caring for his rival. Russell Tovey's portrayal is heartbreaking, he made us cry almost every time he's on screen because his tears and emotions felt so real! My favorite scene in the whole miniseries is still the one toward the end where John reveals all, that scene always makes me cry no matter how many times I watch it!
|Russell Tovey as John Chivery|
|The Dorrit Family|
Have you scene Little Dorrit (2009)?
If you have read the book, how does this miniseries compare to the original novel?
Which characters are your favorites?
Very Truly Your's,