The Personal History Of David Copperfield. David Copperfield (Dev Patel). Copyright: Film4

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2020
Stars
Dev Patel, Aneurin Barnard, Peter Capaldi, Morfydd Clark, Daisy May Cooper, Rosalind Eleazar, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton and more
Writers
Charles Dickens, Simon Blackwell and Armando Iannucci
Directors
Armando Iannucci and Nige Watson
Producers
Kevin Loader, Armando Iannucci, Daniel Battsek, Ollie Madden, Simon Blackwell, Ben Browning, Glen Basner, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos and Celia Duval
Companies

An adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens story, directed by award winning filmmaker Armando Iannucci.

The film is set in the 1840s and 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.

Additional details

Tagline
From rags to riches... and back again
UK certificate
PG
Duration
119 minutes
UK release
Friday 24th January 2020
Produced
2018
UK premiere
Wednesday 2nd October 2019, Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square
Distributors

Lionsgate

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Recording details

  • Ealing Studios - Studio
  • Dorney Court - Mrs Strong's school

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