Mr Turner

Mr Turner Release Date: December 19, 2014

The movie 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.

Many thought that Timothy Spall, who portrays Mr Turner, would receive a 2015 Best Actor Oscar nomination for his performance. He did not.

Watch the Mr Turner trailer.

Mr Turner Trailer

Starring: Timothy SpallPaul JessonDorothy Atkinson
Genres: BiographyDramaHistory
Directed By: Mike Leigh
Runtime: 150 minutes
Studio: Sony Classics
Total Box Office: 4 MIL
MPAA Rating R