Gillian Anderson to play spooky Miss Havisham in ‘Great Expectations’

Last Updated: Nov 22, 2011, 19:26 PM IST

London: Gillian Anderson has been signed up to play tormented Miss Havisham in the BBC’s festive adaptation of ‘Great Expectations’.

Ray Winstone plays the convict Magwitch and David Suchet is Jaggers the lawyer in the three-part period drama, which promises to be one of the highlights of the festive season.

According to the BBC, the adaptation presents the heart and grit of Charles Dickens at his very best, the Telegraph reported.

Anderson, 43, who made her name in ‘The X Files’, is no stranger to Dickens dramatisations.

She won acclaim for her portrayal of Lady Dedlock in the BBC’s ‘Bleak House’ in 2005.

ANI

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