The 28-year-old actor was on set, dressed in a grey waistcoat, pinstripe pants, a brown suede top hat and a trench coat during the shoot. On-lookers caught the crew filming a scene where Capaldi, who plays Wilkins Micawber, is greeting David Copperfield (Patel) when he arrives in town. Wilkins Micawber is David’s landlord who is later arrested for debt.
It’s exciting to see Patel, an Indo-British actor, essay this role.
Hugh Laurie and Tilda Swinton also play pivotal roles in the upcoming film along with Patel and Capaldi. Described as a modern take on the book, the story follows the life of the iconic Dickensian character through his unhappy childhood to his discovery of his gift as a storyteller. The novel is often considered a veiled autobiography of its author, Charles Dicken’s himself.
This past week, Patel, Capaldi, and Laurie were seen donning authentic Victorian costumes while shooting in Hull, England. The sets alone are like being back in time, complete with horse-drawn carriages, cobblestone roads, and old architecture.
┆ 📽 Dev Patel going the wrong way on set of Armando Iannucci’s “The Personal History of David Copperfield” in King’s Lynn on July 4, 2018. piccolo outtake: il nostro dokie ha sbagliato parte e ha dovuto rigirare la scena 😂💕 che amore! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀✧ ✧ ✧ [ tags: #devpatel #davidcopperfield #thepersonalhistoryofdavidcopperfield #armandoiannucci ]
OMG I can’t wait to see this movie! Those three 💗 ps: Peter Capaldi and Hugh together it’s like a little Fortysomething reunion!! // Ansiosa demais pra ver esse filme! Amo esses três 💗 ps: Capaldi e Hugh juntinhos quase uma reunion de Fortysomething!! Credit: @____davidpaul____ #hughlaurie #petercapaldi #devpatel #thepersonalhistoryofdavidcopperfield #fortysomething
The team was shooting in the British city of Norfolk in June. This month, they will be around Hull and King’s Lynn.
“The Personal History of David Copperfield” is directed by Armando Iannucci and is set to release in 2019.