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Mr. Turner

Portrayed with growling gusto by British actor Timothy Spall, this decades-spanning depiction of the eccentric artist J.M.W Turner, finds humour and humanity in the story of a man frequently at odds with his era. While its richly-detailed, painterly aesthetic allows you to see the world as he did.

Directors

  • Mike Leigh

Writers

  • Mike Leigh

Cast

  • Timothy Spall
  • Dorothy Atkinson
  • Marion Bailey
  • Paul Jesson
  • Lesley Manville

Synopsis

Follows the last 25 years of the revolutionary painter’s life, as his work transitioned into the impressionist phase for which he became renowned, while also dealing with the death of his father, the disdain of the artistic community and two unusual relationships with his housekeeper and landlady.