Olivia Colman looks unrecognisable in first look at BBC's Great Expectations | The Sun

OLIVIA Colman looks unrecognisable in a first look at the BBC's Great Expectations.

The first look pictures show the actress, 48, take on the role of Miss Havisham in the upcoming period drama.

The new six-part series – written by Steven Knight and directed by Lucy Forbes – is based on Charles Dickens' novel of the same name.

Great Expectations follows the story of an orphan named Pip – and was first released back in 1860.

Dickens later made it into a book.

The cast was announced back in February this year, and a month later filming began.

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Olivia will be joined on our screens by the likes of Fionn Whitehead, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Ashley Thomas, Johnny Harris and many more.

The premiere date it yet to be revealed of the show, and filming is due to continue in the South of England.

The never before seen snaps come over two years after Steven revealed that he would develop Dickens' novel into a show.

This is his second after producing A Christmas Carol in 2019.

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Steven Knight previously said of the upcoming show: “I chose Great Expectations’ as the next work to bring to the screen not just because of the timeless characters, but also because of the very timely story.

"A story of class mobility and class intransigence, told through an intensely emotional and personal first person narrative.

"As the son of a blacksmith myself, Pip’s journey from the forge into society is a very special one to me."

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