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Hawking (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  13 April 2004 (UK)
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Arno Penzias
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Robert Wilson
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Jane Wilde
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Isobel Hawking
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Frank Hawking
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Sir Fred Hoyle
Rohan Siva ...
Jayant Narlikar
Bertie Carvel ...
George Ellis
Tom Ward ...
Roger Penrose
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Dennis Sciama
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A drama documenting the life and work of the theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking who, despite being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, has galvanized the scientific world with his ground-breaking work on the nature of the universe. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) Written by Anonymous

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The story of the search for the beginning of time.

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13 April 2004 (UK)  »

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A História de Stephen Hawking  »

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Stephen Hawking: What about the brain, I mean the brain itself?
Dr. John Holloway: Untouched. The brain is left untouched.
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References Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
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Written by Richard Wagner
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Superb!
13 April 2004 | by (Cumbria England) – See all my reviews

This has just shown on BBC2 here in the U.K this very night, and i'am still thinking about it five hour's later. the performances of the cast especially Benedict Cumberbatch as the young Stephen Hawking were superb. The sreenplay while somewhat fictionalized was to the point and highly emotive. The scienific plight of Hawking was simply and well told and the scenes of his horribly degenerating disease( M.N) are highly moving. My uncle died of this disease a year after being diagnosed, that Hawking has continued living with this disease for forty years is not only a testament to his will but also the passion he holds in his life and groundbreaking work. Superb! This should win awards around the world seriously and far, far better than the over praised A Beautiful Mind.Hawking truly was a beautiful mind.


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