This is a GREAT classic film based on Dickens’ novel! The grown-up Pip is played by John Mills (one of the UK’s most respected actors; father of actress Hayley Mills). Alec Guiness is Pip’s bubbly, helpful roomie Herbert Pocket. He’s fun to watch!
The young Estella is the (unusually) pretty Jean Simmons; she was later in Spartacus, Guys and Dolls, etc. And yes, she always had that posh speaking voice!
Some thoughts on American Idol
The best performances tonight were (in my order): Adam, Allison, Matt, Danny, and Anoop. Adam (a stage actor who recently appeared in Wicked) showed that he has range; he looked SO different (but still original). His song was GREAT! Matt was very confidant onstage, and his song went smoothly.
Danny showed that he has personality and energy; his performance was VERY fun! I felt bad for Lil b/c she didn’t have a great performance. Allison improved a LOT from last time; she is very natural (like Anoop) tonight. Very good group of young people w/ humble, nice personalities (I feel).