The Personal History of David Copperfield

From rags to riches... and back again.

A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles 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.

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From the Oscar nominated, 2x Emmy, and 7x BAFTA award winning writer/director of In The Loop, Death Of Stalin, writer of Alan Partridge, and creator of The Thick Of It, and Veep! Starring Oscar nominee, and BAFTA winner Dev Patel, 3x Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie, Oscar winner Tilda Swinton, 4x BAFTA winner Peter Capaldi, Emmy nominee Gwendoline Christie, and British Independent Film Awards nominee Benedict Wong!

Boulder International Film Festival: Best Film award winner!
London Film Week: Best Screenplay award winner, and Best Film nominee!
BAFTA: Best Casting nominee!
British Independent Film Awards: Best Screenplay, Supporting Actor (Hugh Laurie), Casting, Costume Design, Production Design award winner, plus nominated for Best British Independent Film, Actor (Dev Patel), Supporting Actress (Tilda Swinton), Cinematography, and Makeup & Hair Design!

5 Stars! “Armando Iannucci both respects and reinvents the novel in a wonderfully entertaining adaptation full to bursting with fantastic comic performances” (The Guardian)

5 Stars! “Armando Ianucci’s take on David Copperfield is the funniest, freshest, most fulfilling cinematic foray into Victorian England since, maybe, ever. You would be hard-pressed to imagine a more appealing cast — from the top-tier stars to the smallest supporting players — than in this lush, sentimental retelling of Dickens’ ultimate up-from-the-gutter story.” (The Saturday Evening Post)

4/4 Stars! “If ever a match were made in cine-literary heaven it would be Charles Dickens and Armando Iannucci, each a master of probing social criticism, slashing wit and floridly besotted love of language…a supremely effective ensemble piece, stuffed to bursting with brilliant supporting performances” (The Washington Post)

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