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Hawking (2004)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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Benedict Cumberbatch is the first actor ever to play Stephen Hawking on screen in this film. He is also good friends with Eddie Redmayne, who played Hawking in the biopic The Theory of Everything (2014). See more »

Quotes

Caius Bursar: It's the same rule for everyone at Caius. No special treatment when it comes to housing.
Stephen Hawking: I'm not like all the rest.
Caius Bursar: That's what they all say.
Jane Wilde: You listen to me, and you listen very carefully. This man cannot walk upstairs. His illness won't allow it and his illness will get worse. He needs housing with easy access. And you are going to find it for him, because if you don't, all the newspapers will hear about how the bursar of this college treats a man of huge courage - brilliant mind and the ...
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Referenced in Only Connect: Episode #11.8 (2015) See more »

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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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