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08 December 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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You've already caught a glimpse of Jeremy Irvine's Pip and Helena Bonham-Carter's Miss Havisham from the new adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. Now it's the turn of David Walliams, who plays the awesomely-named Mr Pumblechook.

As you'll probably all remember from Mr Ramsay's third year English literature class, Mr Pumblechook is uncle to young Pip's brother-in-law and guardian Joe Gargery (Jason Flemyng). Pumblechook is instrumental in connecting young Pip with the rich, eccentric Miss Havisham, but he's also a supercilious and rather arrogant man who Pip dislikes considerably. And judging by this photo, he's modelled his hair on Jenny Agutter in The Railway Children, which is always a good look.

Great Expectations also stars Robbie Coltrane, Holliday Grainger, Sally Hawkins, Ewen Bremmer and of course Ralph Fiennes as the convict Magwitch. Mike Newell is directing, and it's due out sometime next year.


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