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The Personal History of David Copperfield

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Synopsis

A fresh and distinctive adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel 'David Copperfield'. A haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.
Set in the 1840s, chronicling the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity.
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2019 - Special Presentations - World premiere
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2019 - Opening Night Gala - European premiere

Details

Year
2019
Type of film
Features
Running Time
116 mins
Director
Armando Iannucci
Producer
Kevin Loader, Armando Iannucci
Executive Producer
Daniel Battsek, Ollie Madden, Simon Blackwell, Ben Browning, Glen Basner, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
Editor
Mick Audsley, Peter Lambert
Screenwriter
Armando Iannucci (script), Simon Blackwell (script), Charles Dickens (novel)
Director of Photography
Zac Nicholson
Production Designer
Cristina Casali
Music
Christopher Willis
Principal Cast
Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Capaldi, Aneurin Barnard, Morfydd Clark, Anthony Welsh, Rosalind Eleazar, Paul Whitehouse, Daisy May Cooper, Benedict Wong, Rosalind Eleazar

Production status

Complete

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Last updated 23rd September 2019

Production Company

UK, US co-production

A FilmNation Entertainment (US), Film4 (UK) production in association with Wishmore Entertainment

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Sales
Company

FilmNation Entertainment
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USA
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UTA Independent Film Group (co-representative for US sales)
Michael Schwartz-Wright
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