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Mr. Turner (2014)

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An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... JMW Turner
... William Turner Snr
... Hannah Danby
... Sophia Booth
... Mr Booth
... Sarah Danby
... Evelina
Amy Dawson ... Georgiana
... Mary Somerville
Martin Savage ... Benjamin Robert Haydon
... George Jones
Niall Buggy ... John Carew
... Sir William Beechey
Tom Edden ... CR Leslie
... David Roberts
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Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. Written by Entertainment One

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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31 October 2014 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bay Turner  »

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Budget:

£8,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$109,000, 19 December 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,958,546

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,187,026
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Trivia

The two paintings involved in the authentic "red buoy incident" were Helvoetsluys by Turner and The Opening of Waterloo Bridge by John Constable. Since 1832 they were reunited only once, during the exhibition Turner And The Masters, at Tate Britain in 2009. After the exhibition, Helvoetsluys was returned to the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum. The harbor town of Hellevoetsluis (as it is called nowadays) still exists near Rotterdam, The Netherlands. See more »

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When Dr Price attends Turner in London, he says he is taking the train back to Margate from Charing Cross station, which wasn't opened until 1864, 13 years after Turner's death. See more »

Quotes

J.M.W. Turner: Mr. Ruskin, can I pose you a somewhat "conundruous" question?
John Ruskin: Please do, Mr. Turner.
J.M.W. Turner: To which do you find yourself the more partial: a steak and kidney pie or veal and ham pie?
[crowd laughs]
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"a United Kingdom/French Republic/Federal Republic of Germany co-production" See more »

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Featured in The Oscars (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata N°8 in c minor, op. 13
, commonly known as "Sonata Pathétique"
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
(1798-1799)
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Brilliant Portrait
5 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Mike Leigh's "Mr Turner", a 2 1/2 hour movie had me so fascinated that it flew by. As an enraptured audience member I felt like a fly on the wall to witness Mr. Turner's life and creations of art that were depicted with such extraordinary realism. I felt on a gut level how this man's wonderful art was inspired by his feelings and the world surrounding him. There were so many wonderfully chosen moments and the scenery was so detailed and - thank God- lacking any Hollywood glamour. The characters were extremely well researched and portrayed to such a degree that I had the feeling I got to live in 1850's England for the 2 1/2 hours. There was not one moment of "acting' in this movie. How refreshing and inspiring! Timothy Spall's portrayal of Mr Turner was amazing in its detail - He inhabited the role 100 %. He embodied the painter to the last brush stroke. Equally wonderful were the women and everybody else in this brilliantly crafted movie. I shall see it again in case I have missed any detail.


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