The role of Miss Havisham in Great Expectations is great on the page, but something that’s a little difficult to pull off on the screen. However if anyone can do it right it’s Helena Bonham, and now the first images of her in Mike Newell’s take on Dickens classic have arrived, via Deadline.
She looks as batty and gothic as you’d hope. In case you’re no up on your Dickens, Miss Havisham is a kooky woman whose life basically ended the day her fiance left her at the altar. Ever since then she’s been trapped in that moment, getting ever more bitter and raising the beautiful Estella to be as cold and loathing of love as she is.
The movie is due out next autumn, to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Dickens’ birth.
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