Lee, who died Sunday at the age of 93, played the Marquis St. Evremonde in the 1958 film of A Tale of Two Cities. And Moody, who died Thursday at age 91, was best known for creating the role of Fagin in the musical version of Oliver!, both on stage (for which he was nominated for a Tony Award), and on film (for which he won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award).
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The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder reports that Canadian filmmaker Anthony D. P. Mann is filming and starring in an original musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol, set in Canada in the 1890s, on a "micro-budget." Colin Baker will narrate.
RadioTimes and BBC News report that BBC Films will release a new film version of David Copperfield, from Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell. The film, in the early stages of development, may be released in 2016. Though there have been quite a few TV versions of the story, I believe this will be the first bigscreen adaptation since 1935!
Oliver! is airing again tonight on Turner Classic Movies, this time as part of their "Friday Night Spotlight: Roadshow Musicals" event. The movie starts at 10:45 p.m. Eastern, but if you tune in about 10 minutes early, you can see a "featurette" about the making of the movie.