The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020)

  • Comedy, Drama
  • 1h 59m

The master of satire and comedy Armando Iannucci (The Death of Stalin, The Thick of It) returns with this inventive and exciting adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale.

Writer David Copperfield looks back on his life, reliving memories from his childhood to adult life and the vast array of interesting characters he has met. Throughout the years he goes by various names and nicknames as he explores and understands the world. But at the heart of his journey of self-reflection, Copperfield wonders whether he’s been the hero of his own story, and if he has managed to make a name for himself.

Brimming with strong performances from its ensemble cast, this film is fun and enjoyable for book fans and newcomers. Highly imaginative, it respects its source material while taking you on a visually rich and hilarious ride through Copperfield’s recollections.

“Armando Iannucci’s rollicking farce keeps the spirit of Dickens intact” The Telegraph

“A wonderfully entertaining adaptation full to bursting with fantastic comic performances” Mark Kermode, the Observer

“feels like a jaunt straight into a writer’s brain” The Independent


Armando Iannucci