Charles Dickens might be one of the most legendary authors in history, but it wasn't always plain sailing for him. In fact, ahead of the release of his 1843 novella 'A Christmas Carol', his career was already suffering. Dan Stevens plays the author in 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'; a tale all about how he went from failing writer to a festive miracle.
It's the early 1840s and London author Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) is suffering a bad case of writer's block. His last three books have been total flops, and the pressure to write a magical new story to grip the public has never been so high.
Before long, however, his new tale begins to develop in his head; a Christmas story about a miser named Ebenezer Scrooge (personified by Christopher Plummer) who is challenged by a series of mysterious apparitions. The characters develop beautifully, but before long he starts to hit another roadblock when he can't work out how to finish it.
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Nineteenth-century American poet Emily Dickinson might be well known now for her classic catalogue of work, but when she was alive she was elusive to most. As much as she was always a bright, intelligent and well-behaved child, as she grew older she disappointed her father Edward by refusing to marry or give herself to the church. Instead, she preferred her own company; shutting herself inside and becoming so reclusive and reluctant of guests that she was noticed by many. She shared few friendships in her lifetime, and even those she had - like that with sister-in-law Susan Gilbert - were wrought with pain and uncertainty. She was the victim of a number of bereavements in her lifetime, experiences that would have a massive effect on her health and her later popular literary work.
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James Bye, Davood Ghadami , Annette Badland - 2016 National Television Awards (NTA) held at the O2 Arena - Arrivals at O2 Arena London, National Television Awards - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 20th January 2016
Linda Marlow, Danny-Boy Hatchard, Danny Dyer, Annette Badland, Luisa Bradshaw-White, Karl Howman, Kellie Bright and Maddy Hill - A host of stars from a variety of British soap operas were photographed as they arrived for the British Soap Awards 2015 which were held at the Palace Hotel in Manchester, United Kingdom - Saturday 16th May 2015
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