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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arno Penzias
Tom Hodgkins ...
Robert Wilson
Reporter (as Christian Pedersen)
Isobel Hawking
Nurse Susan McClean
Frank Hawking
Sir Fred Hoyle
Rohan Siva ...
Jayant Narlikar
George Ellis
Roger Penrose
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Dennis Sciama


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.


Biography | Drama


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Release Date:

13 April 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Хокинг  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


Stephen Hawkin on his 21st Birthday mentions the Beatles song Please Please Me this song was not released until the 11th January 1963 two days after Hawkins,s 21st Birthday. See more »


Stephen Hawking: I was wondering whether you'd consider marrying me.
Jane Wilde: I love you...
Stephen Hawking: That mean you're about to say no?
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Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: TOP 13 (2014) See more »


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Entertaining and Insightful
8 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Initially thought it'll feel like a documentary. But was pleasantly surprised. Not many of us know of how Hawking came to be and how his formative days were. Hence from a biographical point it was very insightful, though it covers only the first few years of his professional life. And the various facets showed in the series is what keeps it from being a documentary and more of an entertainer. The direction is quite good and so is the editing , considering how much they could show and how much they actually had time for. One of the first times I saw Cumberbatch and he is really great,he has the ability to take on any role and make it his own, the energy and passion he shows in this one is no less,wonder if there's a lot of method acting training in his past or he is naturally gifted. Overall a great watch, so see it.

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