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

The Personal History Of David Copperfield

2020 British comedy film adaptation by Armando Iannucci. Stars Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw and others.

Released on 10th January 2020

Press Clippings

The Personal History of David Copperfield review

People are bound to say Iannucci has gone soft, but don't listen to them. The Personal History Of David Copperfield is the work of a confident filmmaker at the top of his game. It melds the best parts of Ianucci and Dickens into a wholesome family adventure.

Alex Plant, Loose Lips, 8th October 2019

The Personal History of David Copperfield review

The London film festival opened with Armando Iannucci's larger-than-life adaptation of the Dickens crowdpleaser, starring Dev Patel as Copperfield.

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 2nd October 2019

The Personal History of David Copperfield review

If the word 'Dickensian' has come to signify gloomy workhouses and dire poverty on the streets of London, so Armando Iannucci and his co-writer Simon Blackwell make it their mission to challenge our expectations.

James Mottram, The List, 2nd October 2019

Personal History of David Copperfield review

"Fresh, contemporary, provocative".

Chris Hunneysett, The Mirror, 1st October 2019

Personal History of David Copperfield review

Kooky adaptation celebrates humanity.

Damon Wise, The Times, 7th September 2019

The Personal History of David Copperfield review

Satirist Armando Iannucci proves to be a perfect match for the ups and downs of the Dickens wordsmith in a buoyant and incredibly funny crowd-pleaser.

Benjamin Lee, The Guardian, 6th September 2019

Iannucci's Dickens film to open London Film Festival

The Personal Life of David Copperfield, Armando Iannucci's adaptation of Charles Dickens's famous novel, will open this year's London Film Festival. Slumdog Millionaire's Dev Patel plays the lead role, which has traditionally been portrayed by white actors.

Lizo Mzimba, BBC, 16th July 2019