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A sneak peek of the new David Copperfield movie!

This time last year, the streets of Bury St Edmunds were filled with film crew, cameras and some of Hollywood's top names!

One year on, and you would never know that Bury St Edmunds' Angel Hill had hosted hundred of extras, horse drawn carriages, directors, producers and film crew!

'The Personal History of David Copperfield', boasts a stellar cast featuring Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, and Peter Capaldi and is directed by Armando Lannucci, and on 3rd July 2018, many of the film's big names descended upon the historic town of Bury St Edmunds. Angel Hill, Athenaeum Lane and Chequers Square were transformed and taken back in time to the 1840s with filming contuining inside the UKs oldest Regency theatre, the Theatre Royal the following two days. 

Whilst many historic features are still present in the town today, to create the authentic 'Dickens' look, Angel Hill was closed off to cars, and replaced with horses, carts and carriages. Modern day signage was also removed, including the Charles Dickens blue plaque on The Angel Hotel, which marks his numerous stays at the hotel. 

The film is scheduled for release later this year, 184 years after Dickens first stayed in Bury St Edmunds, but if you can't wait for it to hit the silver screen, here's a sneak peek of filming last summer!

A little bit of movie magic came to Bury St Edmunds in July 2018 and Angel Hill was transformed into the 1860s and was awash with extras and film crew!
Filming took place outside The Angel Hotel on Angel Hill where in real life Charles Dickens stayed in 1835, 1859 and 1861 in room 215, now known as the Charles Dickens Suite.
A carriage arrives outside The Athenaeum on Angel Hill which was dressed as the entrance to a theatre. Away from the movies, The Athenaeum is where Charles Dickens gave readings of his books.
Extras take a break from filming on Angel Hill
The thunder of horse and carriages down Angel Hill and Crown Street took Bury St Edmunds back to its Victorian days!
Dev Patel arrives on Angel Hill as David Copperfield.


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