The Man Who Invented Christmas

The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

How Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol” and created a tradition.

  • Genre: Drama, History, Comedy
  • Release Date: 2017-10-12
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 340 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Rhombus Media
  • Production Country: Ireland, Canada
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In 1843, despite the fact that Dickens is a successful writer, the failure of his latest book puts his career at a crossroads, until the moment when, struggling with inspiration and confronting reality with his childhood memories, a new character is born in the depths of his troubled mind; an old, lonely, embittered man, so vivid, so human, that a whole world grows around him, a story so inspiring that changed the meaning of Christmas forever.

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  • Dan Stevens

    as Charles Dickens
  • Christopher Plummer

    as Scrooge
  • Jonathan Pryce

    as Mr. John Dickens
  • Justin Edwards

    as John Forster / Ghost of Christmas Present
  • Morfydd Clark

    as Kate Dickens
  • Donald Sumpter

    as Haddock / Ghost of Marley
  • Miles Jupp

    as Thackeray
  • Simon Callow

    as Leech
  • Miriam Margolyes

    as Mrs. Fisk
  • Ian McNeice

    as Chapman
  • Bill Paterson

    as Mr. Grimsby
  • John Henshaw

    as Butcher / Mr. Fezziwig
  • Annette Badland

    as Butcher's Wife / Mrs. Fezziwig
  • Katie McGuinness

    as Fanny Dickens / Mrs. Cratchit
  • Pearse Kearney

    as Henry Jr. / Tiny Tim
  • Ger Ryan

    as Mrs. Dickens
  • Marcus Lamb

    as Rev. Henry Burnett / Mr. Cratchit
  • Cosimo Fusco

    as Signor Mazzini
  • Anna Murphy

    as Tara / Ghost of Christmas Past
  • Ely Solan

    as Young Charles
Editing Stephen O'Connell Editor
Directing Bharat Nalluri Director
Writing Susan Coyne Writer
Production Niv Fichman Producer
Production Vadim Jean Producer
Production Robert Mickelson Producer
Production Susan Mullen Producer
Production Ian Sharples Producer
Sound Mychael Danna Original Music Composer
Camera Ben Smithard Director of Photography
Editing Jamie Pearson Editor
Production Amy Hubbard Casting
Art Paki Smith Production Design
Writing Les Standiford Book
Sound Daniel Crowley Sound Mixer