Personal History of David Copperfield, The


The Personal History Of David Copperfield re-imagines Charles Dickens’ classic ode to grit and perseverance through the comedic lens of its award-winning filmmakers -- Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Armando Iannucci (The Death of Stalin, HBO’S Veep) and Simon Blackwell (HBO’S Succession).

The film, as the novel, follows good-hearted David Copperfield (Dev Patel) from birth through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood as he meets a host of kind and wicked Victorian characters on his journey from impoverished orphan to burgeoning writer. But the story of his life is the most fascinating tale of all.

Featuring the classic wit of Iannucci and Blackwell’s prior work, and standout performances from Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton and Peter Capaldi, The Personal History Of David Copperfield is one of the must-see films of 2020.

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Director Bio

Armando Iannucci is a British writer and director known for the films In the Loop (09) and The Death of Stalin (17), presented at Miami Film Festival. His other credits include HBO’s Veep (12).

Cast & Credits

  • Director(s)
    Armando Iannucci
  • Producer(s)
    Kevin Loader, Armando Iannuci
  • Screenwriter(s)
    Armando Iannuci, Simon Blackwell
  • Cinematographer(s)
    Zac Nicholson
  • Composer
    Christopher Willis
  • Cast
    Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Paul Whitehouse

Film Info

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  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Run-Time
    116 min
  • Language