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The Theory of Everything (2014)

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A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.



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Finlay Wright-Stephens ...
Thomas Morrison ...
Michael Marcus ...
Gruffudd Glyn ...
Barman - Rowing Club
Beryl Wilde
Guy Oliver-Watts ...
George Wilde


The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Over the course of their marriage as Stephen's body collapsed and his academic renown soared, fault lines were exposed that tested the lineaments of their relationship and dramatically altered the course of both of their lives. Written by Spencer Higham

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The incredible story of Jane and Stephen Hawking See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 November 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Theory of Everything  »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$208,763, 7 November 2014, Limited Release

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.40 : 1
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Did You Know?


The pen that Stephen imagines picking up is the Parker 51, considered by many to be the best pen ever made. See more »


When Jane receives the letter from Stephen, the boom mic's reflection can be seen on the upper right corner of the screen. See more »


Stephen Hawking: I will write a book.
Jane Hawking: About what?
Stephen Hawking: Time.
Jane Hawking: Time?
Stephen Hawking: What is the nature of time? Will it ever come to an end? Can we go back in time? Some day these answers may seem as obvious to us as the Earth orbiting the sun, or perhaps as ridiculous as a tower of tortoises. Only time, that's what we say.
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Referenced in ITV Lunchtime News: Episode dated 14 March 2018 (2018) See more »


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A brief review on this most wonderful time of a film
7 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

What a wonderful accomplishment of a film by James Marsh (Man on Wire) who brings such depth and beauty to the life/love story of Stephen and Jane Hawking. The film is adapted from her novel on their life and brings forth much of the love and tenacity necessary to care for and love someone going through great physical struggles over time. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones give fantastic and intimate portrayals of Stephen and Jane during their courtship and lives together. My vote for best film at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. In Q&A after film James Marsh told a great story about Stephen Hawking's reaction to the film where he gave the response that it was in "largely genuine"... and Eddie Redmayne said that Stephen Hawking after viewing the film allowed them to use his actual "voice" instead of their approximation for the film that they had produced. The most touching was that Hawking had tears to be wiped away after viewing which will give to you a sense of how genuine this film is.

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