The Man Who Invented Christmas

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

The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)


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.

Director: Bharat Nalluri

The Man Who Invented Christmas Vodly
Vodly Score: 6.6/10 from 415 votes
Release Date: 2017-10-12
Status: Released
Run time: 105 min / 1:45
Revenue: $5,676,486
Production Companies : Rhombus Media, Mazur / Kaplan Company, The Mob Film Company, Parallel Films
Production Countries: Ireland, Canada


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
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
as Grip the Raven
James Daniel Wilson
as Grip
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

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