Charles Dickens

‘The Chimes’ – Charles Dickens’ New Year’s ‘Carol’

Charles Dickens’ most famous contribution to the reinvention of Christmas as we know it is, of course, A Christmas Carol, which we pointed out last week is the most frequently adapted work in all of English literature.

Charles Dickens – Thank You Very Much!

A Christmas Carol, wrote Paul Davis, author of The Lives & Times of Ebenezer Scrooge, “has been adapted, revised, condensed, retold, reoriginated and modernized more than any other work of English literature.”

Happy 50th Birthday Ralph Fiennes!

Ralph Fiennes turns 50 today. Happy Birthday!

These days Fiennes is known to children, and adults, worldwide as “the name we do not speak” (Lord Valdemort) in the Harry Potter franchise.

Watch: Helena Bonham Carter And Ralph Fiennes In Mike Newell’s ‘Great Expectations’

I wasn’t going to make any explicit link between the cast of this, director Mike Newell’s new adaptation of the startling Charles Dickens story Great Expections, and the cast of the Harry Potter films. There are a great many ...

10 Great British Things That Happened While Civil War Raged in America

This is not an article claiming to recognise any higher truths about the futility of war, specifically war during the Victorian Era. How could it?

Royal Roundup: The Queen Presides Over the Dickens of a Celebration

 

Queen Elizabeth takes after Queen Victoria in at least one way – Britain’s current ruling monarch, like her great-great-grandmother, is also an admirer of Charles Dickens.

Dickens Birthday Roundup: Mutual Fans Have Hard Times Keeping Up With the Day’s Great Expectations

 

“The whole country seems to have gone mad with Dickens,” says A.N.

WATCH: Dame Helen Mirren on Why Charles Dickens Endures

As we celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, we hear from Dame Helen Mirren herself on why the author’s work remains relevant. (Interview by Tom Brook.)

Five Ways You Can Celebrate Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday

“We meet on this day,” Charles Dickens said in a speech marking the tricentennial anniversary of William Shakespeare‘s birth, “to celebrate the birthday of a vast army of living men and women who will live for ever ...

WATCH: Felicity Jones Talks Dickens, Warren Beatty, and Her Oscar Chances

British actress Felicity Jones has a new project in the works starring in a film called The Invisible Woman.