Overview

A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, 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.

  1. Armando Iannucci

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Charles Dickens

    Novel

  3. Simon Blackwell

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Dev Patel

    Dev Patel

    David Copperfield

  2. Peter Capaldi

    Peter Capaldi

    Mr. Micawber

  3. Ben Whishaw

    Ben Whishaw

    Uriah Heep

  4. Tilda Swinton

    Tilda Swinton

    Betsey Trotwood

  5. Gwendoline Christie

    Gwendoline Christie

    Jane Murdstone

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The Personal History of David Copperfield

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Status Released

Release Information

  • September 5, 2019
    Premiere

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 59m

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