WHO’S IN IT?
Timothy Spall (Harry Potter), Dorothy Atkinson (Call The Midwife), Paul Jesson (Coriolanus), Marion Bailey (All or Nothing), Ruth Sheen (High Hopes), Sandy Foster (What You Will), Amy Dawson (How I Live Now), Lesley Manville (Another Year), Martin Savage (The Thick of It), Joshua McGuire (About Time), Fenella Woolgar (Bright Young Things), James Fleet (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones), Sinead Matthews (The Boat That Rocked), David Horovitch (102 Dalmatians)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies), director, writer; Georgina Lowe (Vera Drake), producer; Gary Yershon (Happy-Go-Lucky), composer; Dick Pope (The Illusionist), cinematographer; Jon Gregory (In Bruges), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
A series of events taken from the final quarter of the life of famed and eccentric painter J.M.W Turner (Spall), including when he is heavily affected by the death of his beloved father William (Jesson), the sexual exploitation of his faithful housekeeper Hannah Danby (Atkinson), and the mixed responses toward his work by the public and by royalty…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Four years after his last film Another Year, famed British filmmaker Mike Leigh shows the world what we’ve been missing with a passionate look at the life of Mr Turner, played by an award-winning Timothy Spall in a career-best performance.