“Dev Patel gives a career best performance as the titular character of Armando Iannucci’s freewheeling Dickens adaptation” – Screen Daily
"★★★★★ – a wonderfully entertaining adaptation full to bursting with fantastic comic performances" – Mark Kermode, The Guardian
"★★★★ – An unbridled joy" – Daily Mail
"★★★★ – A wonderful retort to Hollywood’s obsessive whitewashing of history" – Independent
Armando Iannucci (The Death of Stalin) brings a fresh and distinctive take of Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece to the screen in this stellar adaptation, starring Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton and Ben Whishaw.
Set in the 1840s, 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.
Cast:Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton