The Personal History of David Copperfield: Synopsis | Searchlight Pictures

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.

DIRECTED BYArmando Iannucci

WRITTEN BYSimon Blackwell
Armando Iannucci

PRODUCED BYArmando Iannucci
Kevin Loader

CASTDev Patel
Aneurin Barnard
Peter Capaldi
Morfydd Clark
Daisy May Cooper
Rosalind Eleazar
Hugh Laurie
Tilda Swinton
Ben Whishaw
Paul Whitehouse