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  • Production
  • 12
  • Biography, Drama
  • 2014
  • 147 mins

Mr. Turner



Mike Leigh's biopic of British artist JMW Turner, starring Timothy Spall in the title role.


Timothy Spall stars as painter J.M.W. Turner in Mr. Turner, Mike Leigh’s film about the British artist. Previous Leigh collaborators feature both in front of and behind the camera – with actors including Marion Bailey, Dorothy Atkinson and Paul Jesson, and the crew led by producer Georgina Lowe, cinematographer Dick Pope, costume designer Jacqueline Durran and make-up and hair designer Christine Blundell (an Oscar winner for the director’s Topsy-Turvy).

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Timothy Spall, Robert Portal, Roger Ashton-Griffiths
  • Director: Mike Leigh
  • Screen Writer: Mike Leigh
  • Producer: Georgina Lowe
  • Photographer: Dick Pope

The bottom line

Backed by Film4, the BFI and Focus Film International, Mr. Turner is a Thin Man Films production that was released in 2014 by eOne. It is available on DVD and Blu-ray now.

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