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The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 24 January 2020 (UK)
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A modern take on Charles Dickens's classic tale of a young orphan who is able to triumph over many obstacles.

Director:

Armando Iannucci

Writers:

Simon Blackwell (screenplay by), Charles Dickens (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fisayo Akinade ... Markham
Nikki Amuka-Bird ... Mrs Steerforth
Albie Atkinson Albie Atkinson ... Mealy Potatoes
Aneurin Barnard ... Steerforth
Tuwaine Barrett Tuwaine Barrett ... Refereree Boy
Nigel Betts ... Creditor
Ruby Bentall ... Janet
Darren Boyd ... Edward Murdstone
Peter Capaldi ... Mr. Micawber
Gwendoline Christie ... Jane Murdstone
Morfydd Clark ... Clara Copperfield / Dora Spenlow
Daisy May Cooper ... Peggotty
Matthew Cottle ... Mr. Spenlow
Faisal Dacosta ... Mick Walker
Glen Davies Glen Davies ... Coalman
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A modern take on Charles Dickens's classic tale of a young orphan who is able to triumph over many obstacles.

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From rags to riches... and back again

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material and brief violence. | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2020 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Personal History of David Copperfield See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,803,814
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Trivia

Filmed during the hot dry summer of 2018, the film was finally premiered in Canada in September 2019 and theatrically released in the UK in January 2020. The reason for the long gap was to avoid the congestion of big box office releases in the Summer and Christmas periods and the fact it was realized the final edit was not going to be ready in time for a mass release in Autumn 2019. January/February is often considered a good time to release smaller independent, art-house or 'serious' films due to the lack of competition from the major studios in that period and the dominance they will have in terms of publicity and theatrical screen availability. So it was decided early on to aim to have the film in UK cinemas in that period and to release it in other countries during similar 'quiet periods during the year or when there was some expected screen availability in that territory. See more »

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When David is on the cart going to Yarmouth, fading jet contrails are clearly visible in the sky. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Dick: A remarkable woman. Very kind.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are supposed to be listed in alphabetical order, however, Paul Whitehouse is billed above Ben Whishaw whereas they should be the other way around. See more »

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A multicultural cast and very eccentric characters, yet still a rather unremarkable presentation of a remarkable story.
25 January 2020 | by sbweightmanSee all my reviews

A mostly straightforward telling of Dicken's story but with a multicultural cast. Although the story of rags to riches to rags to riches is quite remarkable, this presentation wasn't really anything special, although the reproduction of Dickensian London was well done. Good acting and emphasizing the eccentricities of each of the characters brought some humour to the film, but it didn't really stand out.


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