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Purfleet in King's Lynn drained ahead of Dickens film adaptation

Filmstars are set to come to Lynn next month after the town was confirmed as a location for a new production of a classic Charles Dickens novel.

Scenes for The Personal History of David Copperfield, directed by Armando Iannucci, are due to be filmed in July, and the Purfleet has now been drained in preparation for this.

Peter Capaldi, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw and Dev Patel, who will play the title character, have all been cast in the film.

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