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 Spall,Paul Jesson,Dorothy Atkinson,Marion Bailey,Karl Johnson,Ruth Sheen,Sandy Foster,Amy Dawson,Lesley Manville,Martin Savage,Richard Bremmer,Niall Buggy,Fred Pearson,Tom Edden,Jamie Thomas King,Mark Stanley,Nicholas Jones,Clive Francis,Robert Portal,Simon Chandler,Edward de Souza,Roger Ashton-Griffiths,James Fleet,Patrick Godfrey,Karina Fernandez,Alice Bailey Johnson,Alice Orr-Ewing,Veronica Roberts,Richard Dixon,Michael Keane
Genres: BiographyDramaHistory
Directed By: Mike Leigh
Runtime: 150 minutes
Studio: Sony Classics
Total Box Office: 4 MIL
MPAA Rating R