Mr. Turner

This film 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.

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Credits

Director:

  • Mike Leigh

Cast:

  • Timothy Spall
  • Roger Ashton-Griffiths
  • Julian Seager
  • James Norton
  • Lasco Atkins
  • Jamie Thomas King
  • Robert Portal

Writer:

  • Mike Leigh

Producer:

  • Georgina Lowe

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