The Theory of Everything Poster

Release Date: November 7th, 2014

PG-13|2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary
In the 1960s, Cambridge University student and future physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) falls in love with fellow collegian Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). At 21, Hawking learns that he has motor neuron disease. Despite this -- and with Jane at his side -- he begins an ambitious study of time, of which he has very little left, according to his doctor. He and Jane defy terrible odds and break new ground in the fields of medicine and science, achieving more than either could hope to imagine.

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Charlie Cox, Simon McBurney, Maxine Peake, Charlotte Hope

Director: James Marsh

Genres: Romance, Biography, Drama

Production Co: Working Title Films

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: 1960s, England, Doctor, Love, Cool, Touching, Hospital, Car, Quest, Girlfriend

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  • Redmayne should be getting a lot of notice for his performance; it's palpable, it's poignant. Jones, too, is terrific. And Marsh, who won the documentary Academy Award for his Philippe Petit Twin Towers caper Man on Wire, brings a keen artistry to The Theory of Everything. show more

  • James Marsh’s movie, which co-stars Felicity Jones as Jane Hawking, the celebrated physicist’s wife, is a biographical love story that doesn’t depend on science to shape the plot — it’s rich in emotional intelligence. show more

  • Facing the physical challenges of depicting Hawking’s disability, Redmayne pulls it off with enormous grace and endurance. show more

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Awards

Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Winner Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)