Mr. Turner

"Luminous and moving."
- The Hollywood Reporter
"Ecstatically beautiful. "
- Variety
"Timothy Spall has always been terrific, this is the performance of his career."
- The Village Voice
Best Actor, Timothy Spall 2014 Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection 2014 Toronto International Film Festival
Vulcan Award (Cinematography) 2014 Cannes Film Festival
Best Actor, Timothy Spall 2014 New York Film Critics Circle

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.

Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama|World Cinema
Running Time: 149 min
Year: 2014

CREDITS

CAST
Marion Bailey ()
Dorothy Atkinson ()
Timothy Spall ()
DIRECTED BY
Mike Leigh

TRAILER


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
Writer Director Mike Leigh. Courtesy of Sony 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: Marion Bailey as Sophia Booth and 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.
Marion Bailey as Sophia Booth. 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: Lesley Manville as Mary Sonerville, Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner, Paul Jesson as William Turner and Dorothy Atkinson as Hannah Danby 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: 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: Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner and Eleanor Yates as Effie Ruskin. 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.
Left to right: Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner, Clive Francis as Sir Martin Archer Shee and Simon Chandler as Sir Augustus Wall Callcott 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: 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.
Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner. 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.
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.
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.