Oct 13, 1996 · Directed by David Attwood. With James Bowers, Alex Kingston, Nicola Kingston, Geoffrey Beevers. Story of a woman who merely wished to be a loving wife, but always had to live the life of crime.
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders is a 1996 British drama television film directed by David Attwood, with a screenplay by Andrew Davies and starring Alex Kingston. It is an adaptation of the novel Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe .
From award-winning writer Andrew Davies ("Pride and Prejudice") comes "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders, " the scandalous story of the notorious master criminal (Alex Kingston, "Doctor Who") who captivated Britain during the riotous 18th century.
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- Alex Kingston
Sep 10, 2002 · Written in 1712, Daniel Defoe's bawdy novel Moll Flanders was given a slick movie treatment with Kim Novak in the lead in 1965, then serialized for British television in 1975. Most 21st century ...
- David Attwood
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In her filthy cell in Newgate prison Moll Flanders, dubbed 'the wickedest woman in England' tells her story. Born in the gaol, after her mother is transported Moll is raised by the kindly mayor of Colchester and his wife, whose two sons lust after her. She enjoys sex with handsome Rowland, who teaches her that money talks, but, realizing he only wants her as a mistress, she marries his duller ...
A second British television adaptation, broadcast by ITV in 1996, titled The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders, with Alex Kingston starring as Moll and Daniel Craig as Jemmy. This film is one of the closest adaptations to the novel, though it ends when she is still a relatively young woman.