Suffolk scenes open the BFI Film Festival

Feature location in Suffolk

Suffolk Shorts founder Rachel Aldridge took part in a BBC interview about the Suffolk location for The Personal History of David Copperfield. The film opens the BFI Film Festival tonight. Bury St Edmunds was one of the primary locations for the film, directed by Armando Iannucci which stars Dev Patel, Ben Whishaw, Hugh Laurie, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Peter Capaldi, Rosalind Eleazar and Tilda Swinton.

Screen Suffolk

Screen Suffolk, our official Film Office, helped turn two squares in Bury St Edmunds into Victorian London. Whilst Rachel is one of our founders she is also a crucial member of the Screen Suffolk team. The Angel Hotel is clearly identifiable as is Chequers Square.  It’s always thrilling to see Suffolk on the big screen, and we aim to support filmmakers to bring more productions this way, working closely with Screen Suffolk.


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