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‘David Copperfield’ Director Armando Iannucci Explains Why He Cast Dev Patel in the Iconic Title Role

Armando Iannucci, writer-director of The Personal History of David Copperfield, has explained his decision to cast Dev Patel in the iconic title role. Iannucci, who’s also known for creating TV’s Veep and The Thick of It, took a “colorblind” approach to casting his movie based on Charles Dickens‘ novel set in the overwhelmingly white environment […]

Peter Capaldi attends the Jameson Empire Awards 2015 at Grosvenor House Hotel on March 29, 2015 in London, England.

Peter Capaldi Joins Cast of Armando Iannucci’s ‘David Copperfield’

Ex-Doctor Peter Capaldi is reuniting with The Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci for a new adaptation of David Copperfield. The Veep and Death of Stalin director is currently assembling an impressive cast for his big-screen version of Charles Dickens‘ 1850 novel, which so far includes Dev Patel in the titular role, plus Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, and […]

Dev Patel visits the IWC booth during the Maison’s launch of its Jubilee Collection at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) on January 16, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. #IWC150

Dev Patel to Star in New Adaptation of ‘David Copperfield’ from the Creator of ‘Veep’

BAFTA winner Dev Patel is set to play David Copperfield in a new film by Veep creator Armando Iannucci. No, not that David Copperfield, silly. The one at the heart of Charles Dickens‘s 1850 novel, who suffers an impoverished and miserable childhood, before eventually becoming a successful and famous author. Dev is in good company. The character has been played in the past […]

Screengrab from Veep Season 5 featuring Kevin Dunn and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

WATCH: Hilarious New Trailer for Season Five of ‘Veep’

HBO comedy Veep is returning just in the nick of time, with a scandal-plagued female presidential candidate in the midst of a global economic disaster. Ringing any bells yet? Nope, us neither. Showrunner Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, I’m Alan Partridge) has stepped down to pursue other projects, but by the look of the […]

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Forget Harvard: Which of Your Favorite Stars Are Oxford Grads?

When it comes to prestige, the British education system works on a fairly simple hierarchy. There’s no Ivy League, no jostling for position. There is Oxford University and its many colleges, and there is Cambridge University and its many colleges, and then there is everywhere else. That’s not to say Manchester or Durham or Edinburgh […]


‘Veep’ Fans: A Guide to Armando Iannucci’s Comedy

This Sunday, the political comedy Veep makes a welcome return to HBO, expertly guided once more by the sure hand of Armando Iannucci. For over 20 years, Armando has been making comedy out of the twin monsters of media and politics, starting on radio, with the spoof news show On The Hour, and then making the […]

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‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Farewell Mr. Smith!

Before we delve into the everything, let’s take a moment. We all know that 2013 is the final year of the Eleventh Doctor, and we all know that they are filming the Doctor Who Christmas special right now. But you may not have realized that Matt Smith has officially finished filming Doctor Who. His Doctor may have […]

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‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: An Outstanding Achievement

Last night, Doctor Who won two trophies at the TV Choice awards, and Broadchurch (which we’re counting as a Whovian endeavor) scooped up two more. Practically a clean sweep. Doctor Who won in the Best Drama category, and was given the Outstanding Achievement award in recognition of 50 years of good work across all of […]

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Armando Iannucci: “I Want To Write A ‘Doctor Who’ Episode”

We already know that comedy writers make good Doctor Who writers – Douglas Adams, Mark Gatiss, Richard Curtis, to name but three – so amid all the global hoo-hah over whether Peter Jackson will get to direct an episode, let’s spare a moment to create our own little extra hoo-hah (technically a Who-hah) over the […]

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