The Personal History of David Copperfield
A fresh and distinctive adaptation of Charles Dickens's 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.
- Type of film
- Armando Iannucci
- Kevin Loader, Armando Iannucci
- Armando Iannucci (script), Simon Blackwell (script), Charles Dickens (novel)
- Director of Photography
- Zac Nicholson
- Production Designer
- Cristina Casali
- Chris Willis
- Principal Cast
- Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, Peter Capaldi, Aneurin Barnard, Morfydd Clark, Anthony Welsh, Rosalind Eleazar, Paul Whitehouse, Daisy May Cooper, Benedict Wong, Gwendoline Christie, Rosalind Eleazar
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Last updated 19th November 2018