The Personal History of David Copperfield

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The Personal History of David Copperfield
Directed by Armando Iannucci
Produced by
Screenplay by
Based on David Copperfield
by Charles Dickens
Music by Christopher Willis
Cinematography Zac Nicholson
Distributed by Lionsgate (United Kingdom)

The Personal History of David Copperfield is an upcoming film written and directed by Armando Iannucci, based on the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.



It was announced in February 2018 that Armando Iannucci would be writing, directing, and producing a modern retelling of the Charles Dickens novel. Iannucci wrote the screenplay alongside his The Thick of It co-writer Simon Blackwell.[1] Dev Patel was cast in the lead role later that month.[2] In April, the supporting cast was added, which included Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Aneurin Barnard, Ben Whishaw and Morfydd Clark.[3] In May, Iannucci's Thick of It star Peter Capaldi was cast to play Mr. Micawber and pre-production was underway.[4]

Filming began in June 2018 in Norfolk, with Gwendoline Christie, Benedict Wong, Paul Whitehouse, and Daisy May Cooper joining the cast.[5][6] Scenes will be shot in King's Lynn in July.[7]


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