Five projects featuring Dev Patel to watch now

A look at five past starring roles for Patel in honor of his new film Monkey Man
Los Angeles Premiere Of Universal Pictures "Monkey Man" - Arrivals
Los Angeles Premiere Of Universal Pictures "Monkey Man" - Arrivals / Monica Schipper/GettyImages

This weekend the new film Monkey Man launches in theaters. The film comes from director Dev Patel, who also stars in the film. In honor of its release, and for those looking for more from Patel, I’m looking at five of his previous projects you can check out. Projects appear in chronological order.

Skins (2007-2008)
About: One of his first roles was as Anwar on the hit British series. He starred in 18 episodes over the first two seasons of the show. You can catch the series now, which is streaming on Hulu.

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
About: If you didn’t see him on Skins, you might have first caught him in this film. He’s the lead here in the film from Danny Boyle that was incredibly popular. It won Best Picture and was a heck of a fun ride, helping put Patel on the map with a wider audience.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
About: This film, which inspired a sequel in 2015, features a group of British retirees who think they’re going to a beautifully restored hotel in India. Patel plays Sonny Kapor, who runs the hotel and tries to please all the varied guests, played by stars like Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, and Bill Nighy. The film is available to stream on Hulu for those who want to catch it.

The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)
About: Here, Patel takes on the titular role in this adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. The film was adapted by writer/director Armando Iannucci. The film is also available to stream on Hulu for those who never caught it. It’s a fun adaptation.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (2023)
About: This is the newest film on the list, an adaptation of the Roald Dahl book from Wes Anderson. Benedict Cumberbatch takes the lead, but Patel plays a supporting role along with Ben Kingsley. The film won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short. It’s now available to stream on Netflix.

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