David Copperfield adaptation to open Lff by Amber Wilkinson - 2019-07-16 13:02:18

Dev Patel in The Personal History Of David Copperfield which will open Lff Photo: Courtesy of London Film Festival The European premiere of Armando Iannucci's The Personal History Of David Copperfield will open this year's London Film Festival on October 2, presumably after a debut in Toronto the month before.

The Charles Dickens adaptation stars Dev Patel as the young man who, after an unhappy childhood, discovers he has a talent for writing and tries to find his place in the world.

Iannucci has written and directed this "fresh take" on the story with his frequent collaborator Simon Blackwell. It features a strong British cast, including Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Paul Whitehouse and Gwendoline Christie.

Whishaw steps into the shoes of Uriah Heep, while Capaldi takes on the role of continual optimist Mr Micawber and Laurie co-stars as the childlike Mr Dick. Christie, meanwhile, plays the austere and unpleasant Jane Murdstone,
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