A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, 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.
United Kingdom, United States of America
Dev Patel (David Copperfield), Peter Capaldi (Mr Micawber), Ben Whishaw (Uriah Heep), Tilda Swinton (Betsey Trotwood), Gwendoline Christie (Jane Murdstone), Hugh Laurie (Mr Dick), Anthony Welsh (Ham) more..., Aneurin Barnard (Steerforth), Divian Ladwa (Dr Chillip), Rosalind Eleazar (Agnes), Morfydd Clark (Clara Copperfield / Dora Spenlow), Benedict Wong (Mr Wickfield), Paul Whitehouse (Daniel Peggotty), Daisy May Cooper (Peggotty), Daniel Fearn (Pawnbroker), Sophie McShera (Mrs Crupp), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Mrs Steerforth), Aimée Kelly (Emily), Bronagh Gallagher (Mrs Micawber), Ruby Bentall (Janet), Darren Boyd (Edward Murdstone), Anna Maxwell Martin (Mrs Strong), Matthew Cottle (Mr Spenlow), Peter Singh (Tungay), Lynn Hunter (Mrs Heep), Jairaj Varsani (Young David), Ranveer Jaiswal (4-7-Year-Old David), Rosaleen Linehan (Mrs Gummidge), Victor McGuire (Creakle), Phaldut Sharma (Butcher), Tuwaine Barrett (Referee Boy)
Mick Audsley (Editor), Charles Dickens (Novel), Kevin Loader (Producer), Sarah Crowe (Casting), Suzie Harman (Costume Design), Armando Iannucci (Screenplay), Armando Iannucci (Producer) more..., Simon Blackwell (Screenplay), Celia Duval (Producer), Ben Browning (Executive Producer), Angelica Pressello (Script Supervisor), Cristina Casali (Production Design), Christopher Willis (Original Music Composer), Zac Nicholson (Director of Photography), Monique Mussell (Production Manager), Robert Worley (Costume Design), Charlotte Dirickx (Set Decoration),
FilmNation Entertainment, Film4 Productions, Searchlight Pictures
David Copperfield arrives at his destination.
David arrives at the boarding school where he meets Steerforth and Uriah Heep and where he also encounters Mr Micawber.
A young David Copperfield arrives a the boat house of the Peggotty family.
David Copperfield is looking back on his own life.
David Copperfield and Steerforth are having a wonderful time.
David Copperfield arrives.