A Christmas Carol (miniseries)
A Christmas Carol is an upcoming fantasy miniseries based on the 1843 novella of the same name by Charles Dickens. It is due to air on BBC One in the United Kingdom on 22–24 December 2019 and FX in the United States on 19 December 2019. The three-part series is written by Steven Knight with actor Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott among the executive producers.
|A Christmas Carol|
|Based on||A Christmas Carol|
by Charles Dickens
|Written by||Steven Knight|
|Directed by||Nick Murphy|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||3|
|Running time||60 minutes|
Filming locations include Rainham Hall in east London and Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick. Cast members include Hardy, Guy Pearce as Ebenezer Scrooge, Andy Serkis as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Stephen Graham as Jacob Marley, Charlotte Riley as Lottie and Joe Alwyn as Bob Cratchit.
Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man, despises the Christmas holiday. Over the course of Christmas Eve night he is visited by three ghosts to show him his past, present and future.
- Guy Pearce as Ebenezer Scrooge
- Andy Serkis as Ghost of Christmas Past
- Stephen Graham as Jacob Marley
- Charlotte Riley as Lottie/Ghost of Christmas Present
- Joe Alwyn as Bob Cratchit
- Vinette Robinson as Mary Cratchit
- Jason Flemyng as Ghost of Christmas Future
- Kayvan Novak as Ali Baba
- Lenny Rush as Tiny Tim
- Johnny Harris as Franklin Scrooge
- Tom Hardy
In January 2019, Hardy was revealed to also be starring in the series by Knight, however the role he would be playing was not disclosed. In May, Guy Pearce was revealed to be playing Scrooge, alongside the castings of Andy Serkis, Stephen Graham, Charlotte Riley, Joe Alwyn, Vinette Robinson and Kayvan Novak. Rutger Hauer, who was cast as Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, became too sick to film his scenes and was replaced by Jason Flemyng.
It was announced in November 2017 that the BBC had commissioned a new telling of the Dickens tale, with Steven Knight writing the three-part series. Knight, Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott would serve as executive producers.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S viewers|
|1||TBA||Nick Murphy||Steven Knight||19 December 2019||TBD|
|2||TBA||Nick Murphy||Steven Knight||19 December 2019||TBD|
|3||TBA||Nick Murphy||Steven Knight||19 December 2019||TBD|
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