Mr. Turner

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Original title Mr Turner
Category History, Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2014
Production Country
Directors Mike Leigh
Cast Timothy Spall, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Lesley Manville, Martin Savage, Ruth Sheen, Dorothy Atkinson, David Horovitch, Karl Johnson, Peter Wight, Joshua McGuire, Stuart McQuarrie, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Leo Bill, Kate O'Flynn
Distributor eOne Films

Synopsis

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.