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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 […]

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WATCH: Dev Patel, Peter Capaldi, and Tilda Swinton in First Trailer for ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’

The first trailer for Armando Iannucci‘s The Personal History of David Copperfield has arrived, and it definitely offers a glimpse of the movie’s warm and witty tone. Dev Patel stars as David Copperfield, an aspiring writer who meets a range of strange and hilarious characters while navigating his way through Victorian England. He’s one of […]

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Seven Roles That Make Dev Patel One of Our Favorite Young Actors

At the age of 28, British actor Dev Patel has already won a BAFTA, starred in a film that won Best Picture at the Oscars, and shared the screen with the great Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. As his latest movie The Wedding Guest opens in theaters Friday (March 8), here’s a reminder of […]

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 […]

British actor Dev Patel poses with the award for a Supporting Actor for his work on the film ‘Lion’ at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.

Casting News: Dev Patel Will Play the Lead in ‘The Wedding Guest’

British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom has announced his first feature in three years, and it’ll star the Bafta award-winning star Dev Patel. Variety reports that The Wedding Guest will be Dev’s next film, after Hotel Mumbai is released in 2018, telling the story of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. Both films are set in […]

British actor Dev Patel poses with the award for a Supporting Actor for his work on the film ‘Lion’ at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.

Dev Patel in Talks to Star in Chippendales Movie

We know, we know. It’s been ages since Dev Patel played Anwar in Skins, but is it so bad we want him to stay a kid forever? Since then he’s come to prominence in Slumdog Millionaire and even won a BAFTA for his performance in Lion, so it was only a matter of time before he started choosing grittier […]


‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Cast: What’s Next?

While the Britcentric cast of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movies may play pensioners, there’s no sign of these vivacious actors retiring any time soon. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel hit theaters on Friday (March 6), and it already has us wondering what the seasoned actors are up to next: 1. Dev Patel (Sonny Kapoor) Sonny has his hands […]


WATCH: ‘Marigold Hotel’ Star Dev Patel on Taking Indian Roles

In The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Dev Patel reprises his role as Sonny the exuberant showman who is co-owner and manager of the crumbling Indian hotel that is home to expatriate older Brits. For Patel, the British-born star of Slumdog Millionaire, it’s another performance as an Indian character that could reinforce the view among […]


WATCH: Dev Patel Stars in New ‘Chappie’ Trailer

Some of the greatest inventions come about by accident, as is the case in the new robot adventure film Chappie. Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, Skins) portrays a scientist who stumbles upon the “next step in evolution” when creating Chappie, a robot who can think and feel. Patel treats the bulletproof machine like a child, teaching him […]

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