• Mr. Turner (2014)

Mr. Turner

Release Date: December 19th, 2014

R |2 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall) lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper (Dorothy Atkinson) bears an unrequited love for him.

Cast: Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Lesley Manville, Martin Savage, Joshua McGuire, Ruth Sheen

Director: Mike Leigh

Genres: Historical drama , Biography

Production Co: France 3 Cinéma, Focus Features International, Film 4

Keywords: Emotional , Transformation

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Mr. Turner is no barrel of laughs. It's a barrel of life - an extraordinary one. show more

  • 100
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    Anchored by a masterful performance by Timothy Spall in a role he was born to play, and gilded by career-best effort from DoP Dick Pope, working for the first time on digital for Leigh to bridge the gap between the painting and cinematography, Mr. Turner manages to illuminate that nexus between biography and art with elegant understatement. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    When we peruse this movie, we see a superb evocation of Turner’s latter years, during the first half of the 19th century, and a performance that’s symphonic in the sweep of its eccentricities, vivid in the spectrum of its passions. show more

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Awards

Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Production Design
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)