The Personal History of David Copperfield trailer: Dev Patel becomes a classic Charles Dickens character

It was announced last month that director Armando Iannucci's new film, The Personal History of David Copperfield, would be opening this year's London Film Festival. This adaptation of Charles Dicken's classic novel made it's debut at TIFF recently and has been well received by critics so far, and looks like it will play well with audiences too. Judging by the trailer it seems it will be told in typical Iannucci-style, with lots of farce and one hell of a cast backing up Patel. The first trailer for The Personal History of David Copperfield has just arrived and you can watch it above.

A fresh and distinctive take on Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield 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.

Iannucci directs a star-studded cast featuring Dev Patel, Peter Capaldi, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, Aneurin Barnard, Morfydd Clark, Anthony Welsh and Rosalind Eleaza.

The Personal History of David Copperfield opens in UK cinemas on January 10, 2020, with a US date still to be announced.

The Personal History of David Copperfield (2018)
Dir: Armando Iannucci | Cast: N/A | Writers: Armando Iannucci (screenplay), Simon Blackwell (screenplay)

We need your help

Running a website like The Digital Fix - especially one with over 20 years of content and an active community - costs lots of money and we need your help. As advertising income for independent sites continues to contract we are looking at other ways of supporting the site hosting and paying for content.

You can help us by using the links on The Digital Fix to buy your films, games and music and we ask that you try to avoid blocking our ads if you can. You can also help directly for just a few pennies per day via our Patreon - and you can even pay to have ads removed from the site entirely.

Click here to find out more about our Patreon and how you can help us.

Did you enjoy the article above? If so please help us by sharing it to your social networks with the buttons below...

Latest Articles