Colour-blind and comedic film adaptation of Charles Dickens' David Copperfield

British Indian actor Dev Patel stars as the iconic hero in the film The Personal History Of David Copperfield.
British Indian actor Dev Patel stars as the iconic hero in the film The Personal History Of David Copperfield.PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

TORONTO - Acclaimed comedy writer-director Armando Iannucci boldly reimagines Charles Dickens' most famous character in the film The Personal History Of David Copperfield - most notably by casting British Indian actor Dev Patel as the iconic hero, a poor orphan who perseveres to become a writer in Victorian England.

Speaking at a screening of the movie in Toronto, Canada, Patel - star of the Oscar-winning drama Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - says he hopes the movie offers a new generation the chance to discover the author's classic tale of grit, and "find a face they can relate to" in its multi-ethnic cast.

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