From his first roles, to his first feature, the Oscar Winning Slumdog Millionaire, to many more great performances including in Lion for which he won a BAFTA award, Dev Patel certainly has achieved an actor’s dream and received tremendous praise for his performances!
His next role is that he brings to the life the title character of the lauded author Charles Dickens’ tale of David Copperfield. Titled THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD, Patel stars along with Peter Capaldi, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, and Ben Whishaw. Following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the acclaimed motion picture releases in theaters starting May 8.
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD re-imagines Charles Dickens’ classic ode to grit and perseverance through the comedic lens of 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.
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