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Scary sight: Helena Bonham Carter appears haggard as Miss Havisham in Mike Newell's adaptation of the Charles Dickens story

Tortured and haggard: Helena Bonham Carter is a convincing Miss Havisham in first look at the new Great Expectations

At 46 she's considerably younger than her character, the decrepit Miss Havisham. But Helena Bonham Carter can be seen looking haggard and tortured as the heiress locked in the past in the new trailer for the latest adaptation of Charles Dickens’s novel Great Expectations.

Dickens working at his desk in 1858, two years before "Great Expectations" was published in "All The Year Round"

Dickens working at his desk in 1858, two years before "Great Expectations" was published in "All The Year Round"

The title page of Vol. 1 of the first edition of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations (1861)

The title page of Vol. 1 of the first edition of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations (1861)

"It's a great cake. A bride-cake. Mine!" -- illustration by John McLenan for American serial edition in Harper's Weekly Magasine

"t's a great cake. A bride-cake. Mine!" -- illustration for "Great Expectations" by John McLenan

The Connell Guide to Great Expectations, by John Sutherland & Jolyon Connell

Gareth Glen - Bentley Drummle / Grace Rowe - Estella / Taylor Jay-Davies - Young Pip
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Eric Scotolati (left) portrays Pip and Paul Kuhn (right) portrays Magwich in Curio Theatre Company’s production of GREAT EXPECTATIONS. (Photo credit: Kyle Cassidy)
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A Pip of a Tale…GREAT EXPECTATIONS at Curio Theatre Company

Charles Dickens was a prolific writer, and both film and theatre companies have used his pieces as source material. Like several of his novels, Great Expectations was presented in serial form in the publication “All the Year Round” from December 1860 thru August 1861. Readers anxiously awaited month to month for the next installment of the story of an orphan boy named Pip. Filled with wonderful Dickensian characters, it has been adapted for stage and screen over 250 times. This latest…

The front page of Dickens' weekly magazine "All The Year Round" in which Great Expectations was first published as episodes. Other novels had been published in monthly episodes.

The front page of Dickens' weekly magazine "All The Year Round" in which Great Expectations was first published as episodes. Other novels had been published in monthly episodes.