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

The Personal History Of David Copperfield

2020 British comedy film adaptation by Armando Iannucci. Stars Dev Patel, Aneurin Barnard, Peter Capaldi, Morfydd Clark, Daisy May Cooper and others.

Press Clippings

Armando Iannucci among DDA Spotlight Award winners

The new honour has been established to recognise diversity in inclusion in cinema. UK writer-director Iannucci will be honoured for his latest feature, The Personal History Of David Copperfield, which has an inclusive cast led by Dev Patel.

Michael Rosser, Screen Daily, 13th November 2020

The Personal History of David Copperfield review

Armando Iannucci both respects and reinvents the novel in a wonderfully entertaining adaptation full to bursting with fantastic comic performances.

Mark Kermode, The Observer, 26th January 2020

The Personal History of David Copperfield review

This isn't a traditional, staid, by-the-numbers affair.

BBC, 24th January 2020

David Copperfield adaptation is brilliantly inclusive

Dickens's story is very funny in The Thick Of It mastermind's hands with a bonus of wonderful casting.

Cath Clarke, The Big Issue, 24th January 2020

Interview: Armando Iannucci

The writer-director is juggling two very different projects, but both are signature Ianucci,

Valentina Valentini, Esquire, 24th January 2020

The Personal History of David Copperfield review

A gentle period comedy that lacks Armando Iannucci's signature bite.

Steve Dinneen, City AM, 24th January 2020

Review: The Personal History of David Copperfield

This exuberant multi-ethnic version of David Copperfield sparkles with the spirit of Britain today... without abandoning its Victorian roots.

Brian Viner, Daily Mail, 24th January 2020

Review - The Personal History of David Copperfield

It is a rollicking ride. A bit too rollicking, if I'm honest, careening through the 350,000 word novel at breakneck speed.

Susan Singfield, Bouquets & Brickbats, 22nd January 2020

Review: The Personal History of David Copperfield

Dev Patel leads a vast ensemble cast that is the great strength of this adaptation.

Danny Leigh, The Financial Times, 22nd January 2020

The Personal History of David Copperfield review

A much needed update to a classic story, Armando Iannucci paves the way for the modern period piece.

Becky Kukla, The Digital Fix, 22nd January 2020