Set-jetting to Victorian Hull

Take a step back in time to follow in the footsteps of Peter Capaldi and Dev Patel at one of the real-life locations for new movie ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’, and discover the fascinating history of Hull, Yorkshire’s maritime city.

Hull’s historic Old Town was transformed into Dickensian England for Armando Iannucci’s latest movie- released in UK cinemas on 24 January – when some of the city’s most historic streets were taken over by film crews in July 2018.

Hollywood stars were spotted in locations such as Bowlalley Lane and Manor Street, with Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi and Dev Patel, who plays David Copperfield, filming scenes.

Acclaimed Hull tour guide Paul Schofield runs a number of bookable guided walking tours of the city, including the Old Town, featuring history and architecture ranging from Georgian splendour to present-day developments, including Hull New Theatre, which was visited by great writers of the Victorian age, including Charles Dickens in 1859 and 1860.

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[Photo credit Dean Rogers, courtesy of Lionsgate UK]