WHO’S IN IT?
Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Felicity Jones (The Invisible Woman), Maxine Peake (Shameless), Charlie Cox (Stardust), Emily Watson (Angela’s Ashes), Guy Oliver-Watts (Twenty-One), Simon McBurney (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Abigail Cruttenden (Charlotte Gray), Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones), Lucy Chappell (Life of Riley), David Thewlis (Harry Potter), Enzo Cilenti (Guardians of the Galaxy), Georg Nikoloff (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), Alice Orr-Ewing (The Scapegoat), Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
James Marsh (Man on Wire), director; Anthony McCarten (Death of a Superhero), writer, producer; Tim Bevan (Love Actually), Lisa Bruce (No Way Home) and Eric Fellner (Atonement), producers; Jóhann Jóhannsson (Prisoners), composer; Benoît Delhomme (Lawless), cinematographer; Jinx Godfrey (Project Nim), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the 1960s, two students meet at Cambridge – one is Jane Wilde (Jones), who is studying literature, and the other is Stephen Hawking (Redmayne), a physics major. Their relationship grows stronger as their time at the university goes by, but it starts to become complicated when Hawking starts to show signs of motor neurone disease…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The Theory of Everything is a truly heart-breaking real story of love and commitment, with two powerhouse performances by Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones elevating it to a must-see during this intense awards season.