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 418 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
  • Mark Schrier

    as Presenter
  • Patrick Joseph Byrnes

    as Stage Manager
  • Jasper Hughes Cotter

    as Walter Dickens
  • James Heffernan

    as Charley Dickens
  • Aleah Lennon

    as Mamie Dickens
  • Ella Mai Delaney

    as Katey Dickens
  • Donna Marie Sludds

    as Maid
  • David McSavage

    as Hall
  • Pat Mooney

    as Garrick Club Waiter
  • Anna Murphy

    as Tara / Ghost of Christmas Past
  • Sam McGillicuddy

    as Young Charles' Brother
  • Rory O'Neill

    as Young Charles' Brother
  • Nancy Quinney

    as Young Charles' Sister
  • Allanah

    as Young Charles' Sister
  • Glynis Casson

    as Society Lady
  • Amelia Crowley

    as Mrs. Grimsby
  • Derek Hannay

    as Toothless Man
  • Derek O'Sullivan

    as Grave Digger
  • John Delaney

    as Grave Digger
  • Gerard Lee

    as Cleric
  • Stephen Ball

    as Clerk
  • Martin Philips

    as Pawn Broker
  • Kevin McCormack

    as Bailiff
  • Aideen Wylde

    as Charlotte Wigmore
  • Marcus Lamb

    as Rev. Henry Burnett / Bob Cratchit
  • Paul Kealyn

    as Warren's Foreman
  • Richard Coombs

    as Punch / Judy
  • Michael Judd

    as Pie Man
  • Eddie Jackson

    as Scam Artist
  • Anthony Morris

    as Newsagent
  • Linda Gough

    as Charwoman
  • Jack Gunning

    as Cratchit Child
  • Christina Martina

    as Cratchit Child
  • Ava May Taylor

    as Cratchit Child
  • Adam Dolan

    as Warren's Factory Boy
  • Cameron Simpson

    as Poll
  • Degnan Geraghty

    as Christmas Tree Vendor
  • John Colleary

    as Constable Copperfield
  • Sean Duggan

    as Mr. Grub
  • Jake

    as Grip the Raven
  • James Daniel Wilson

    as Grip
  • George

    as Mittens the Cat
  • Valeria Bandino

    as Tart
  • Desmond Bird

    as Lover
  • Séamus Hanly

    as Audience Member
  • Franco Moscon

    as Nobleman
  • Mark Quigley

    as Middle Class
  • Roisin Whelan

    as Maid
Writing Charles Dickens Writer
Production Niv Fichman Producer
Sound Mychael Danna Original Music Composer
Art Paki Smith Production Design
Directing Bharat Nalluri Director
Editing Jamie Pearson Editor
Production Paula Mazur Executive Producer
Production Vadim Jean Producer
Production Ian Sharples Producer
Crew Christopher Green Special Effects Technician
Production Alan Moloney Executive Producer
Production Susan Mullen Producer
Production Susan Coyne Executive Producer
Writing Susan Coyne Writer
Production Robert Mickelson Producer
Camera Ben Smithard Director of Photography
Writing Les Standiford Book
Production Amy Hubbard Casting
Art John Browne Art Department Assistant
Production Keith Potter Executive Producer
Production Wayne Marc Godfrey Executive Producer
Production Robert Jones Executive Producer
Art Nigel Pollock Art Direction
Crew Joe Condren Stunt Coordinator
Production Tim Morris Director of Operations
Editing Stephen O'Connell Editor
Costume & Make-Up Leonie Prendergast Costume Design
Production Patrick O'Donoghue Line Producer
Production Laurie May Executive Producer
Production Lisa Wilson Executive Producer
Production Kevin Krikst Associate Producer
Production Fraser Ash Associate Producer
Art Julie Ochipinti Set Decoration
Sound Guillaume Beauron Boom Operator
Visual Effects Philip Edward Alexy Visual Effects
Art Colm Bassett Construction Manager
Sound David Caporale Assistant Sound Editor
Production Johanna Hogan Executive Producer
Production Mitchell Kaplan Executive Producer
Sound Jenna Dalla Riva Foley Editor
Sound Daniel Crowley Sound Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Grace Helen Bailey Daily Makeup & Hair
Production Andrew Karpen Executive Producer
Production David Leiwant Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Aine Bane Daily Makeup & Hair
Production Declan Brophy Trainee Production Coordinator
Production Miriam Ferguson Trainee Production Coordinator
Visual Effects Steven Templeton Special Effects Supervisor
Crew Frankie Waite Floor Runner