‘Actress Aimée Kelly has been added to the cast of The Personal History of David Copperfield, joining Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Anthony Welsh, Paul Whitehouse, Hugh Laurie, and Peter Capaldi.
Based on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical novel David Copperfield, the film is being directed by Veep creator Armando Iannucci, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Simon Blackwell. Dickens’ classic chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world, from his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer.
Kevin Loader and Iannucci are producing the feature, which was developed with FilmNation. Kelly will play Emily, known as Little Emily in the Dickens’ novel, she’s the adopted niece of the character Dan Pegotty, living with him and his other adopted nephew Ham.
Her reps are United Agents, Thruline, and Gersh.’