Daisy May Cooper had another magical moment on the red carpet (literally)

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The Personal History of David Copperfield star Daisy May Cooper stole the show on the London Film Festival red carpet. And it’s not the first time she’s made a fashion statement…

Actor Daisy May Cooper has, once again, created one of the best red carpet moments of the year.

The This Country star arrived at the London Film Festival wearing a magician’s outfit, complete with a cloak and wand. She chose the magical outfit to honour the illusionist David Copperfield, who took his name from the classic Charles Dickens novel.

Daisy May Cooper at The Personal History of David Copperfield premiere.
Daisy May Cooper at The Personal History of David Copperfield premiere.

Cooper did this because she plays Peggotty in the new film adaptation of the Dickens story, The Personal History of David Copperfield. She stars alongside Gwendoline Christie, Dev Patal, Tilda Swinton, Ben Wishaw and Hugh Laurie.

Speaking to Metro about filming with her co-stars, she said: “With This Country I am just acting with my family, basically just non-acting, and then being with these huge actors like Hugh Laurie and Gwendoline Christie, it was amazing.”

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Talking about her role as Peggotty, she added: “I got this amazing woman, who is actually called the crazy costume lady, to make it for me and I thought I had to do it. I had to do it.”

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Of course, this isn’t the first time that the hilarious actor has made a statement on the red carpet…

Daisy May Cooper wears a big bag to the Baftas

At the TV Baftas in May, Cooper wore a bin bag dress, with a trash can lid as a hat. 

She chose to wear the dress to highlight food poverty in the UK and the difference people can make by donating to food banks. “The reason I’m wearing this is because, if I wore a normal dress, that dress would cost a lot of money. So I thought I’d donate that money to my local foodbank and wear a bin bag instead,” she told a BBC journalist

Daisy May Cooper's Bafta trash dress
Daisy May Cooper at the 2019 TV Baftas.

Cooper explained how she achieved the look, adding: “It cost about five quid. Yeah, five quid and a load of rubbish. My mother made this dress with my two friends and it took them like three days.”

Daisy May Cooper wears a Swindon Town dress to the Baftas

At the previous year’s TV Baftas, Cooper wore a Swindon town dress. 

She used the opportunity to talk about the importance of supporting working-class talent in the entertainment industry, saying on the red carpet: “When you’ve got no money, you have no choices… there are so many brilliant people that don’t have the opportunity.”

That night, she picked up the award for Best Female Comedy Performance in This Country

Daisy May Cooper wears Swindon Town dress at the Baftas 2018.
Daisy May Cooper wears Swindon Town dress at the Baftas 2018.

This Country is the BBC Three mockumentary series that Cooper and her brother Charlie created together. The story follows the day-to-day lives of two young people living in a small village in the Cotswolds. When it debuted on iPlayer in 2017, it received more than five million views. So, it’s no surprise that a third series has been confirmed. And, earlier this year, Stylist also exclusively revealed that Cooper is also releasing a book on the show

We can’t wait for the next series of This Country, and the red carpet outfits that come with it. 

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Hollie Richardson

Hollie is a digital writer at, mainly covering the daily news on women’s issues, politics, celebrities and entertainment. She also keeps an ear out for the best podcast episodes to share with readers. Oh, and don’t even get her started on Outlander…

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