Biographical drama “Mr. Turner” by Mike Leigh

Release date: 19 December 2014 (USA)
Stars: Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Paul Jesson, Marion Bailey, Lesley Manville, and Martin Savage

Biographical drama "Mr. Turner" by Mike Leigh

Mr. Turner

Director: Mike Leigh
Screenwriter: Mike Leigh

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.

“Mr. Turner” Cast in Stills

Timothy Spall as British painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851)

Timothy Spall as British painter Joseph Mallord William Turner

And also:

Dorothy Atkinson as Turner’s faithful housekeeper Hannah Danby (1786–1853)
Marion Bailey as Turner’s landlad Sophia Booth (1798–1875)
Paul Jesson as Turner’s father William Turner (1745–1829)
Lesley Manville as scientist Mary Somerville (1780–1872)
Martin Savage as artist Benjamin Haydon (1786–1846)
Ruth Sheen as mother of Turner two illegitimate daughters Sarah Danby (1760–1861)
Sandy Foster as Evalina Dupois (1801–1874), daughter of Turner
Amy Dawson as Georgiana Thompson (1811–1843), daughter of Turner
Joshua McGuire as British art critic John Ruskin (1819–1900)
Fenella Woolgar as British art critic Elizabeth Eastlake (1809–1893)
James Fleet as British artist John Constable (1776–1837)
Karina Fernandez as Mrs. Coggins
Kate O’Flynn as The Prostitute
Elizabeth Berrington as Lady Art Critic
Eileen Davies as Lady Art Critic
Tom Wlaschiha as Prince Albert
Sinead Matthews as Queen Victoria
Richard Bremmer as British artist George Jones (1786–1869)
David Horovitch as Dr. Price
Peter Wight as British arts patron Joseph Gillott (1799–1873)
Jamie Thomas King as Scottish painter David Roberts (1796–1864)
Roger Ashton-Griffiths as British painter Henry William Pickersgill (1782–1875)
Simon Chandler as British painter ugustus Wall Callcott (1779–1844)
Leo Bill as photographer J.E Mayall (1813–1901)
Edward de Souza as British painter Thomas Stothard (1755–1834)

Film frames from “Mr. Turner”

Film frame from "Mr. Turner" (2014)

Film frame from "Mr. Turner" (2014)

Film frame from "Mr. Turner" (2014)

Film frame from "Mr. Turner" (2014)

Film frame from "Mr. Turner" (2014)

Film frame from "Mr. Turner" (2014)

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Film frame from "Mr. Turner" (2014)

Film frame from "Mr. Turner" (2014)

Film frame from "Mr. Turner" (2014)

Film frame from "Mr. Turner" (2014)

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