Set in 1832, Escape of the Artful Dodger picks up where Charles Dicken's novel "Oliver Twist" left off. It follows the life and adventures of Jack Dawkins aka the Artful Dodger as he is transported to Australia for 7 years. He wants a new life and a new start... On the ship Pride of Erin, Oliver is also aboard, being accompained by Hannah, who has come from Hamburg, Germany to find her brother Will who is already in Australia as her parents are now dead. But on the voyage she finds out that the Captain is planning on framing the Dodger for a crime he is going to committ, as they escape from the ship all the adventure and danger begins...

Escape of the Artful Dodger - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2001-09-17

Escape of the Artful Dodger - Artful Dodger - Netflix

Jack Dawkins, better known as the Artful Dodger, is a character in the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. The Dodger is a pickpocket, so called for his skill and cunning in that occupation. He is the leader of the gang of child criminals, trained by the elderly Fagin.

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The role of the Artful Dodger has been played by several notable performers. British actor Anthony Newley played the character in a 1948 film adaptation of the story. The role was amplified in the musical Oliver!. The part was first played by Martin Horsey (actor, director and author of “L'Chaim”), and later by Tony Robinson, Davy Jones, Leonard Whiting, Steve Marriott, and Phil Collins, among others. Elijah Wood also portrayed the character in the 1997 television film that aired as part of The Wonderful World of Disney on ABC. He was played by Harry Eden in Roman Polanski's big-budget 2005 film version. In the 1968 film Oliver!, Jack Wild played the role and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In the BBC adaptation of Oliver Twist in 2007, he is played by Adam Arnold. Others to have played the role in amateur productions include Adam Levine, Ben Elton, Robbie Williams, and Hayley Smith.

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