WHO’S IN IT?
Dev Patel (Lion), Tilda Swinton (I Am Love), Hugh Laurie (Stuart Little), Peter Capaldi (In The Loop), Ben Whishaw (Skyfall), Paul Whitehouse (Ghost Stories), Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk), Daisy May Cooper (film debut), Morfydd Clark (Love & Friendship), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), Gwendoline Christie (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Anthony Welsh (Journeyman), Rosalind Eleazar (film debut), Aimée Kelly (The Inbetweeners Movie), Sophie McShera (Downton Abbey), Divian Ladwa (Saxon), Nikki Amuka-Bird (The Children Act), Ruby Bentall (Tormented), Bronagh Gallagher (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society), Darren Boyd (Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa), Matthew Cottle (Chaplin), Jairaj Varsani (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Armando Iannucci (The Death of Stalin), director, writer, producer; Simon Blackwell (In The Loop), writer; Kevin Loader (Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa), producer; Christopher Willis (Yellowbird), composer; Zac Nicholson (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society), cinematographer; Mick Audsley (Twelve Monkeys) and Peter Lambert (Now Is Good), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In Victorian England, young orphan David Copperfield (Patel) makes his way in the world as a budding writer…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Charles Dickens’ most beloved main character – and a personal favourite of the author himself – is brought to life in writer-director Armando Iannucci’s lively and spirited retelling that mixes his trademark humour with a widely diverse cast.