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The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 8 May 2020 (USA)
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Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.

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 5 wins & 6 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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Storyline

THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD re-imagines Charles Dickens' classic ode to grit and perseverance through the comedic lens of its award-winning filmmakers- giving the Dickensian tale new life for a cosmopolitan age with a diverse ensemble cast of stage and screen actors from across the world. Emmy® winners and Oscar® nominees Armando Iannucci (IN THE LOOP, THE DEATH OF STALIN, HBO'S "Veep") and Simon Blackwell (IN THE LOOP, HBO'S "Succession") lend their wry, yet heart-filled storytelling style to revisiting Dickens' iconic hero on his quirky journey from impoverished orphan to burgeoning writer in Victorian England. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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From rags to riches... and back again

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Personal History of David Copperfield See more »

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Budget:

$15,600,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Paul Whitehouse previously appeared in the 1999 adaptation of David Copperfield, playing a pawnbroker who gets swindled by Wilkins Micawber. See more »

Goofs

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

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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Absolute PC Hogwash
11 January 2020 | by markp-95493See all my reviews

Nothing good I can say about this film, feels utterly contrived to suit the woke generation and it fails on every level possible.


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