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The Personal History of David Copperfield, shot in Bury St Edmunds, to open London Film Festival




A film adaptation of a Charles Dickens classic which was shot in Bury St Edmunds will open the 63rd BFI London Film Festival.

The Personal History of David Copperfield, starring Dev Patel, will receive its European premiere on October 2 at Odeon Luxe, in Leicester Square.

Scenes were shot on and around Angel Hill as well as at The Theatre Royal last July.

Dev Patel in The Personal History of David Copperfield. He is pictured in Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture courtesy of Lionsgate UK
Dev Patel in The Personal History of David Copperfield. He is pictured in Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture courtesy of Lionsgate UK

Armando Iannucci, the film's director, producer and co-writer, said: “It’s a huge thrill and honour to be asked to open the fantastic BFI London Film Festival.

"The Personal History of David Copperfield is a film about compassion, humour, generosity and friendship, and I couldn’t have asked for a more welcoming setting in which to premiere it."