Mr. Turner

Ecstatically beautiful.
-Variety
Luminous and moving.
-The Hollywood Reporter
Timothy Spall has always been terrific, this is the performance of his career.
-The Village Voice
On couronnerait volontiers pour le rôle-titre Timothy Spall. Mais quel comédien!
-Odile Tremblay, Le Devoir
L'hommage à l'univers pictural de ce peintre Turner est magnifiquement rendu
-Marc-André Lussier, Lapresse.ca

Synopsis

MR. TURNER explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

Theatrical Release Date

Thursday, December 25, 2014
Original Languages: English
Genre: Biography, Drama
Running Time: 149 min
Year: 2014

CREDITS

CAST
James Norton
Jamie Thomas King
Joshua McGuire
Julian Seager
Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Timothy Spall
DIRECTED BY
Mike Leigh

PHOTOS

Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner. Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Director Mike Leigh.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner, Clive Francis as Sir Martin Archer Shee and Simon Chandler as Sir Augustus Wall CallcottPhoto by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner. Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Paul Jesson as William Turner and Lesley Manville as Mary Somerville.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Tom Edden as CR Leslie, Jamie Thomas King as David Roberts, and Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Marion Bailey as Sophia Booth.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Writer Director Mike Leigh. Courtesy of Sony Classics.
Left to right: David Horovitch as Dr. Price, Martin Savage as Benjamin Robert Haydon and Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Ruth Sheen as Sarah Danby, Paul Jesson as William Turner, Dorothy Atkinson as Hannah Danby, Amy Dawson as Georgiana and Sandy Foster as Evelina.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner. Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Dorothy Atkinson as Hannah Danby.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Paul Jesson as William Turner.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Marion Bailey as Sophia Booth and Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner and Eleanor Yates as Effie Ruskin.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner and Hannah Danby as Dorothy Atkinson.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Lesley Manville as Mary Sonerville, Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner, Paul Jesson as William Turner and Dorothy Atkinson as Hannah DanbyPhoto by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner.Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.