Doctor Who fans wondering what Peter Capaldi would get up to after leaving the sci-fi series have their answer: it’s been revealed that the erstwhile Twelfth Doctor is joining Armando Iannucci’s new film The Personal History of David Copperfield.
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As announced on Iannucci’s Twitter account, Capaldi will play Mr Micawber in the Charles Dickens adaptation, known as a kind-hearted and optimistic clerk who ends up imprisoned in debtors’ prison while maintaining a friendly relationship with the 1850 novel’s narrator David.
Iannucci’s film (which also stars Dev Patel as David himself) is set to be a more modern take on the story, so it’s unclear if Micawber’s role will change in any way.
— Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) May 8, 2018
The role will mark the first time Capaldi and Ianucci have worked together since smash-hit political comedy The Thick Of It, which ended in 2012.
The Personal History of David Copperfield is directed by Iannucci, with a script co-written by Simon Blackwell. The film is expected to start filming in June.