The Hull Daily Mailhas pictures of the set and a video that gives us a new bit of information: that Hugh Laurie's role is Mr. Dick! (Thanks to Amy for the tip.) HughLaurious on Twitter has twopictures of Laurie in costume. The Daily Mailhas pictures of Dev Patel (David) and Peter Capaldi (Mr. Micawber) in costume, along with the actor playing young David, whose name I don't know.
And IMDb has some new character IDs. We now know that Ben Whishaw is playing Uriah Heep, Tilda Swinton is (as I suspected) Aunt Betsey, Rosalind Eleazar is Agnes, and Morfydd Clark is Dora. (That last is especially interesting, as Clark also played Catherine Dickens in The Man Who Invented Christmas.) IMDb is not always the most reliable of sources, but they have it right about the actors and characters that we knew of from other sources, so I'd say it's pretty likely they're right about the rest.
(Folks, please let me know if you're getting tired of these, and I'll cut back! I find it fascinating to follow the development of a film from afar -- especially a Dickens-related film! -- but I realize not everyone feels the same way I do.)
Residents of King's Lynn are invited to apply for the chance to work as extras in the film on July 19 and 20! Go here to find out how. (For the men, "Dickensian style facial hair" is a plus!)
Meanwhile, Hull is getting ready to be the next filming location. Go here and here to see filming schedules and more details.
As part of their Basil Rathbone birthday tribute today, TCM is airing two 1935 Dickens films in which he played villains: David Copperfield (Mr. Murdstone) and A Tale of Two Cities (the Marquis St. Evremonde). The double feature starts at 11:30 Eastern.