Nicholas Nickleby Nicholas Nickleby (2002) 

Jim Broadbent plays Wackford Sqeers    Also starring Jamie Bell, Christopher Plummer, Anne Hathaway, Timothy Spall, Barry Humpfries, Charlie Hunnam, Alan Cumming.  Directed by Douglas McGrath

"Every Family Needs a Hero"

Plot Summery:  Young Nicholas and his family enjoy a comfortable life, until Nicholas' father dies and the family is left penniless. Nicholas, his sister and mother venture to London to seek help from their Uncle Ralph, but Ralph's only intentions are to separate the family and exploit them.  Nicholas is sent to a school run by the cruel, abusive and horridly entertaining Wackford Squeers (Broadbent). Eventually, Nicholas runs away with schoolmate Smike, and the two set off to reunite the Nickleby family.

Broadbent as Sqeers and Hunnam as Nickleby Jamie Bell as Smike and Charlie Hunnam as Nickleby Charlie Hunnam, Anne Hathaway and Barry Humpfries (right) Alan Cumming, Jamie Bell, Charlie Hannam and Barry Humpfries

Patrick says: A delightful portrayal of Wackford Sqeers by Broadbent.

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