The BFI today announced that the opening gala of the London Film Festival will be the European Premiere of Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’
The film, starring Dev Patel as the title character, will open the festival on the 2nd October 2019.
The largely British cast will also include Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw and Gwendoline Christie.
From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield 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.
The 63rd BFI London Film festival runs from Wednesday 2nd October to Sunday 13th October 2019. The full programme will be announced on Thursday August 29th 2019.
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