Director: Armando Lannucci
Starring: Dev Patel, Aneurin Barnard, Ben Wishaw, Daisy May Cooper
Running time: 2h 29 mins (the full running time, inclusive of trailers)
The bildungsroman of Copperfield tackles huge subjects of its day; poverty, poor industrial conditions and child labour and Lannucci has adapted the tale with co-writer, Simon Blackwell to re-create the Victorian epic that feels sharp and fresh!
Lead, Dev Patel shows his quick witted genius as Copperfield, and is complemented by a stellar cast; Tilda Swindon as Betsey Trotwood, Hugh Laurie as Mr Dick, Peter Capaldi as the impossibly sunny Mr Micawber and Ben Whishaw as the gloriously creepy Uriah Heep. Humorous, eccentric and bursting with colour – suffice to say, this is a version unlike any you’ve ever seen before!