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Mr Turner

Mr Turner
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 150 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mike Leigh
  • Cast: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson
  • UK release: 31 October 2014

Portrait of the last 25 years of the life of painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (Spall). A work of great beauty, wit and poignancy, presenting the artist as unapologetically gruff but sympathetic and spectacularly eccentric. Leigh's latest demonstrates a command of his craft to rival that of his subject.

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Mr Turner leads nominations for London Critics' Circle Film Awards

16 Dec 2014

Film gossip

'Mr Turner' leads the nominations for London Critics' Circle Film Awards. The biopic of acclaimed artist J. M. W Turner is up for seven awards at the ceremony, including nods for Film of the Year and British Film of the Year, as well as individual…

Timothy Spall sees 'certain parallels' with William Turner

29 Oct 2014

Film gossip

Timothy Spall sees "certain parallels" between himself and William Turner. Spall, 57, plays the influential painter in his new film 'Mr. Turner', for which he won the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival, and the actor says that in some ways…

Mr Turner

27 Oct 20145 stars

Striking biopic of the British master from Mike Leigh starring Timothy Spall

Mr Turner opens on a sun-blushed windmill and on milkmaids giggling and gossiping as they carry their pails. They make way for Turner himself, silhouetted against the sky and iconic from the outset, with his top hat, sketchpad and portly frame. It's a…

The best film releases and events – Oct / Nov 2014

22 Oct 2014

Including Fury, Mr Turner, Love is Strange, Ghostbusters and Frankenstein

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder This autumn’s BFI screenings celebrate sci-fi on screen all over the UK. From October to December, its Scottish programme includes classics like Alien and The Thing, with screenings spanning the length and breadth of the…

Autumn film preview 2014: Birdman, Mr Turner and Gone Girl among the likely awards contenders

27 Aug 2014

Foxcatcher, Inherent Vice, Big Eyes, Interstellar, The Judge and Brad Pitt's Fury also frontrunners

After a lacklustre summer of box-office disappointments, Hollywood hopes to regain some credibility by mounting a handsome awards season. Few of the tipped contenders have been on general release, like Richard Linklater’s superb Boyhood, and there’s…

Timothy Spall learnt to paint for Mr Turner

18 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Timothy Spall spent four years learning how to paint for his role in 'Mr Turner'. The 57-year-old star was awarded the Best Actor gong at Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of artist JMW Turner and he's revealed it took him years to prepare for…

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