×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Peter Capaldi Re-Teams With Armando Iannucci for ‘David Copperfield’

Peter Capaldi is set to re-team with Armando Iannucci on the director’s new movie adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel “David Copperfield.” Iannucci announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that Capaldi would play the ever-optimistic Mr. Micawber in “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” which is currently in pre-production. It marks Capaldi’s first major live-action role since his swan-song episode of the BBC’s “Doctor Who” aired in December.

Micawber is a key character in the novel. He initially befriends David Copperfield as his landlord, before being sent to debtors’ prison. Later employed as a clerk for the scheming Uriah Heep, he helps Copperfield bring about Heep’s downfall.

Capaldi starred as Malcolm Tucker in Iannucci’s multi-award-winning political sitcom “The Thick of It.” He reprised the role in Iannucci’s feature directorial debut, “In the Loop,” in 2009.

Last year the actor concluded his tenure as the lead in BBC sci-fi series “Doctor Who,” having played the character since 2014. He has recently been seen in Studiocanal’s “Paddington 2” and voices the role of Rabbit in Marc Forster’s upcoming “Christopher Robin” for Disney.

The new “David Copperfield” adaptation, from FilmNation Entertainment, stars Dev Patel in the lead role. Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Aneurin Barnard, Ben Whishaw, Morfydd Clark, Anthony Welsh and Rosalind Eleazar were previously announced to have joined the cast in April.

The Personal History of David Copperfield” is produced by Iannucci and Kevin Loader. Iannucci co-wrote the adaptation with his regular collaborator, Simon Blackwell. It marks Iannucci’s third feature as director after “In the Loop” and last year’s “The Death of Stalin.”

More Film

  • Idris Isan Elba

    Idris Elba's Daughter Isan Named 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador

    Peter Capaldi is set to re-team with Armando Iannucci on the director’s new movie adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel “David Copperfield.” Iannucci announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that Capaldi would play the ever-optimistic Mr. Micawber in “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” which is currently in pre-production. It marks Capaldi’s first major live-action role since […]

  • Brillstein Entertainment Partners Recruits Manager Kailey

    Brillstein Entertainment Partners Recruits Manager Kailey Marsh, Acquires BloodList Franchise

    Peter Capaldi is set to re-team with Armando Iannucci on the director’s new movie adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel “David Copperfield.” Iannucci announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that Capaldi would play the ever-optimistic Mr. Micawber in “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” which is currently in pre-production. It marks Capaldi’s first major live-action role since […]

  • Cassandra Cain

    Harley Quinn Spinoff 'Birds of Prey' Casts Cassandra Cain (EXCLUSIVE)

    Peter Capaldi is set to re-team with Armando Iannucci on the director’s new movie adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel “David Copperfield.” Iannucci announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that Capaldi would play the ever-optimistic Mr. Micawber in “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” which is currently in pre-production. It marks Capaldi’s first major live-action role since […]

  • Lily James Armie Hammer

    Lily James, Armie Hammer to Star in Daphne du Maurier Adaptation 'Rebecca'

    Peter Capaldi is set to re-team with Armando Iannucci on the director’s new movie adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel “David Copperfield.” Iannucci announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that Capaldi would play the ever-optimistic Mr. Micawber in “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” which is currently in pre-production. It marks Capaldi’s first major live-action role since […]

  • JJ AbramsJJ Abrams at the Oxford

    J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Adds Six Projects to Growing Film Slate

    Peter Capaldi is set to re-team with Armando Iannucci on the director’s new movie adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel “David Copperfield.” Iannucci announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that Capaldi would play the ever-optimistic Mr. Micawber in “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” which is currently in pre-production. It marks Capaldi’s first major live-action role since […]

  • Effie Brown

    AGC Studios to Produce Effie Brown's Action-Comedy Film 'We Real Cool'

    Peter Capaldi is set to re-team with Armando Iannucci on the director’s new movie adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel “David Copperfield.” Iannucci announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that Capaldi would play the ever-optimistic Mr. Micawber in “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” which is currently in pre-production. It marks Capaldi’s first major live-action role since […]

  • Google Spotlight Stories' 'Age of Sail'

    Google Spotlight Stories Releases Animated Short 'Age of Sail' on Multiple Platforms

    Peter Capaldi is set to re-team with Armando Iannucci on the director’s new movie adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel “David Copperfield.” Iannucci announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that Capaldi would play the ever-optimistic Mr. Micawber in “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” which is currently in pre-production. It marks Capaldi’s first major live-action role since […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content