The Personal History of David Copperfield: Trailer, Release Date, Cast, News

Everything you need to know about The Personal History of David Copperfield, starring Dev Patel.

Dev Patel as David Copperfield in The Personal History of David Copperfield

Armando Iannucci (Veep, The Death of Stalin) continues to make waves on the big screen with The Personal History of David Copperfield, a dramedy adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel starring Dev Patel in the titular role. The star-studded cast also includes Peter Capaldi, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, and Ben Whishaw. The film was an official selection at both TIFF and the BFI London Film Festival, and is currently sitting at a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film, like the book source material, follows David Copperfield’s life from youth into adulthood, from misfortune to fortune and back again.

The Personal History of David Copperfield Trailer

Here is the latest trailer for the film…

And here is the first, UK trailer for the film…

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And here’s a second UK version of the trailer…

Here’s the official synopsis:

THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD re-imagines Charles Dickens’ classic ode to grit and perseverance through the comedic lens of its award-winning filmmakers— giving the Dickensian tale new life for a cosmopolitan age with a diverse ensemble cast of stage and screen actors from across the world. Emmy winners and Oscar nominees Armando Iannucci (IN THE LOOP, THE DEATH OF STALIN, HBO’S Veep) and Simon Blackwell (IN THE LOOP, HBO’S Succession) lend their wry, yet heart-filled storytelling style to revisiting Dickens’ iconic hero on his quirky journey from impoverished orphan to burgeoning writer in Victorian England.

The Personal History of David Copperfield Release Date

The Personal History of David Copperfield hit UK cinemas in January, and will be getting a US release on May 8th.

Check out the poster…

The Personal History of David Copperfield Cast

The Personal History of David Copperfield stars Dev Patel, Peter Capaldi, Morfydd Clark, Daisy May Cooper, Rosalind Eleazar, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw, and Paul Whitehouse.

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