Lionsgate unveils the release date for ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’

After its international premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, and a rave reception as the Opening Night Gala for the 2019 BFI London Film Festival, Lionsgate UK has finally unveiled that The Personal History of David Copperfield is scheduled for release in UK cinemas on 24th January 2020.

The film is directed by multi-award winner Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, In the Loop, The Death of Stalin), written by Armando Iannucci and Primetime Emmy® Award-winner Simon Blackwell (The Thick of It, In the Loop), and produced by Armando Iannucci and BAFTA-nominated Kevin Loader (The Death of Stalin, My Cousin Rachel).

Check out the trailer and poster below!

Dev Patel as lead David Copperfield in the new poster

Adapted from the classic novel by Charles Dickens, THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD brings to life one of the author’s most cherished characters. From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield (Dev Patel) is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.

Directed by Armando Iannucci, The Personal History of David Copperfield stars Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Paul Whitehouse, Aneurin Barnard, Daisy May Cooper, Morfydd Clark, Benedict Wong, Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Welsh and Rosalind Eleazar.

The film is set for a UK release on 24th January 2020.

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