European premiere of Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield to open 63rd BFI London Film Festival on October 2nd.
Screen Suffolk facilitated the use of three different Suffolk locations all within the stunning town of Bury St Edmunds.
They helped the production turn Angel Square, the main square in the town, and Chequers Square into Victorian London.
On a blistering hot day last July Angel Square, which usually serves as a car park for shoppers, was covered in straw and dirt and an army of extras in period dress as well as countless horses descended on the town.
The very first still released for the film of Dev Patel as David Copperfield is on Chequers Square outside one of the many Georgian houses that make the town so suitable for period filming.
We can’t wait to see how the film will positively effect Bury St Edmunds not only as a filming location but also as a tourist destination. Read more about the benefits of filming here.