Nicholas Nickleby


The story

After the death of the family patriarch, young Nicholas Nickleby (Charlie Hunnam) and his family are left with no means to survive. The family is forced to split up, and Nicholas lands in a school run by brutish principal Wackford Squeers (Jim Broadbent). Eventually, Nicholas makes a friend named Smike (Jamie Bell), and the two boys break free. Nicholas reunites with his family, but learns he must now defend his sister from the advances of menacing suitor Sir Mulberry Hawk (Edward Fox).

The Team

Director: Douglas McGrath

Screenplay: Douglas McGrath, based on the novel by Charles Dickens

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Nathan Lane, Jim Broadbent, Christopher Plummer, Jamie Bell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Cumming, Timothy Spall


2003 Golden Globes

  • Best Motion Picture – Comedy of Musical (Nominated)

2003 European Film Awards

  • Best Actress - Romola Garai (Nominated)

2002 National Board of Review, USA

  • Best Acting by an Ensemble (Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Alan Cumming, Edward Fox, Romola Garai, Christopher Plummer, Anne Hathaway, Barry Humphries, Charlie Hunnam, Nathan Lane, Timothy Spall and Juliet Stevenson)

2003 Young Artist Awards

  • Best Family Feature Film – Drama (Nominated)
  • Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor (Jamie Bell) (N0minated)