Gillian Anderson and David Suchet to star in BBC’s Great Expectations

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Gillian Anderson is to play Miss Havisham and David Suchet will play Jaggers in the BBC's forthcoming adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

The three-part drama, by Sarah Phelps, who also adapted Oliver Twist for the Corporation, will also star Ray Winstone as Abel Magwitch, Douglas Booth as Pip and Mark Addy as Pumblechook.

Harry Lloyd, Frances Barber and Paul Ritter also star.

Great Expectations will be broadcast over Christmas as part of the BBC's celebration of the bicentenary of Dickens' birth in 2012.