Hull doubles for Dickensian London in The Personal History of David Copperfield, released in UK cinemas this Friday, 24th January. An avid Dickens fan, Armando Iannucci (the award-winning writer/director of The Thick of It, In the Loop, Veep and The Death of Stalin) adapts alongside collaborator Simon Blackwell to bring to life one of Dickens’ most cherished characters. The film stars Dev Patel in the title role alongside a wealth of British talent including Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw and Paul Whitehouse.
The Personal History of David Copperfield filmed in Hull’s Old Town, which is home to many listed buildings, real ale pubs and the period cobbled streets and alleyways that make it a perfect double for Dickensian London. It has become a popular area for filming, with Screen Yorkshire backed productions National Treasure, Dark Angel and A Royal Night Out filming there in recent years as well as ITV’s Victoria.
Filmed with the support of Hull City Council.