"Little Dorrit" Wins 7 Emmys

Written by Holly on Wednesday September 23, 2009

MASTERPIECE's "Little Dorrit" was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with seven Primetime Emmy Awards, the most of any MASTERPIECE title in a single year. It won for Outstanding Miniseries, Writing, Directing, Casting, Art Direction, and Cinematography.

littledorrit460One of Charles Dickens' greatest love stories also has the timely theme of chronic debt and financial collapse. Adapted by Andrew Davies (Bleak House), the five-part miniseries stars Matthew Macfadyen (Pride and Prejudice) as hero Arthur Clennam, newcomer Claire Foy as Amy "Little" Dorrit, and Tom Courtenay (The Golden Compass) as her father, who has been incarcerated for 25 years for insolvency. Scores of other great actors appear in this moving tale that was particularly close to Dickens' heart, since his own father did time in debtor's prison.

You can watch "Little Dorrit" online for a short time, but be sure to give yourself plenty of time. It's eight hours long.