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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it tells the story of a family threatened by the terrible events of the past. Doctor Manette was wrongly imprisoned in the Bastille for eighteen years without trial by the aristocratic authorities. Finally released, he is reunited with his daughter, Lucie, who despite her French ancestry has been brought up in London. Lucie falls in love with Charles Darnay, another expatriate, who has abandoned wealth and a title in France because of his political convictions. When revolution breaks out in Paris, Darnay returns to the city to help an old family servant, but there he is arrested because of the crimes committed by his relations. His wife, Lucie, their young daughter, and her aged father follow him across the Channel, thus putting all their lives in danger.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 11

  1. 1. Guy Ritchie 36% 
  2. 2. Philip Kaufman 27% 
  3. 3. Anthony Minghella 9% 
  4. 4. Stephen Frears 9% 
  5. 5. Peter Weir 9% 
  6. 6. Ridley Scott 9% 

Cast Results

Charles Darnay Total Votes: 16

  1. 1. Brad Pitt 43% 
  2. 2. Hugh Jackman 25% 
  3. 3. Bruce Campbell 12% 
  4. 4. Johnny Depp 6% 
  5. 5. James Barbour 6% 
  6. 6. Tom Hiddleston 6% 

Sydney Carton Total Votes: 19

  1. 1. Johnny Depp 36% 
  2. 2. Justin Theroux 10% 
  3. 3. Paul Bettany 10% 
  4. 4. James Purefoy 5% 
  5. 5. Kenneth Branagh 5% 
  6. 6. Brad Pitt 5% 
  7. 7. James McAvoy 5% 
  8. 8. Ewan McGregor 5% 
  9. 9. James Barbour 5% 
  10. 10. Richard Armitage 5% 
  11. 11. Tom Hiddleston 5% 

Dr. Alexander Manette Total Votes: 14

  1. 1. Ian McKellen 57% 
  2. 2. Donald Sutherland 14% 
  3. 3. David Warner 7% 
  4. 4. John Hurt 7% 
  5. 5. Jean Reno 7% 
  6. 6. Louis Jourdan 7% 

Lucie Manette Total Votes: 17

  1. 1. Diane Kruger 29% 
  2. 2. Kirsten Dunst 29% 
  3. 3. Neve Campbell 11% 
  4. 4. Eva Green 11% 
  5. 5. Lacey Chabert 5% 
  6. 6. Rachel Youngberg 5% 
  7. 7. Clemence Poesy 5% 

Monsieur Ernest Defarge Total Votes: 11

  1. 1. Bob Hoskins 54% 
  2. 2. David Suchet 27% 
  3. 3. Jean Reno 18% 

Madame Therese Defarge Total Votes: 13

  1. 1. Catherine Zeta-Jones 46% 
  2. 2. Madeleine Stowe 15% 
  3. 3. Joanna Lumley 7% 
  4. 4. Kathy Bates 7% 
  5. 5. Rachel Youngberg 7% 
  6. 6. Eva Green 7% 
  7. 7. Gillian Anderson 7% 

Jarvis Lorry Total Votes: 11

  1. 1. Russell Crowe 36% 
  2. 2. Rutger Hauer 18% 
  3. 3. Michael Caine 18% 
  4. 4. John Hurt 9% 
  5. 5. David Thewlis 9% 
  6. 6. Barrie Ingham 9% 

Jerry Cruncher Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Colin Farrell 100% 

Miss Pross Total Votes: 10

  1. 1. Miriam Margolyes 40% 
  2. 2. Rachel Weisz 40% 
  3. 3. Rachel Youngberg 10% 
  4. 4. Meryl Streep 10% 

Marquis Evrémonde Total Votes: 6

  1. 1. Tim Roth 50% 
  2. 2. Charles Dance 33% 
  3. 3. Ralph Fiennes 16% 

John Barsad/Solomon Pross Total Votes: 5

  1. 1. Andy Serkis 80% 
  2. 2. Jack Davenport 20% 

Monsieur Gabelle Total Votes: 5

  1. 1. Ewan McGregor 80% 
  2. 2. Robin Williams 20% 

C.J. Stryver Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. Jim Broadbent 75% 
  2. 2. Ewan McGregor 25% 

Comments

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