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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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James Marsh

Writers:

Anthony McCarten (screenplay), Jane Hawking (book)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 25 wins & 122 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Redmayne ... Stephen Hawking
Felicity Jones ... Jane Hawking
Tom Prior ... Robert Hawking - Age 17
Sophie Perry Sophie Perry ... Lucy Hawking - Age 14
Finlay Wright-Stephens Finlay Wright-Stephens ... Timothy Hawking - Age 8
Harry Lloyd ... Brian
Alice Orr-Ewing ... Diana King
David Thewlis ... Dennis Sciama
Thomas Morrison Thomas Morrison ... Carter
Michael Marcus ... Ellis
Gruffudd Glyn Gruffudd Glyn ... Rees
Paul Longley Paul Longley ... Barman - Rowing Club
Emily Watson ... Beryl Wilde
Guy Oliver-Watts Guy Oliver-Watts ... George Wilde
Simon McBurney ... Frank Hawking
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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

UK | Japan | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Theory of Everything See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$208,763, 7 November 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,893,537

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,726,688
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.40 : 1
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Trivia

While celebrating Stephen's PhD, Brian calls Stephen "Doctor Who." In real life, Harry Lloyd was a Doctor Who (2005) villain in the episodes Doctor Who: Human Nature (2007) and Doctor Who: The Family of Blood (2007). See more »

Goofs

When Jane is talking to Stephen on the phone in his dorm room there is a ring on her left ring finger. While playing croquet the ring is on her right hand ring finger and later it disappears altogether, until after the wedding. See more »

Quotes

Stephen Hawking: [speaking for the first time on his speech-generating device] My name is Stephen Hawking.
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Referenced in Film 2017: Episode dated 17 December 2014 (2014) See more »

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Written by James F. Hanley (as Hanley), Joseph McCarthy (as McCarthy)
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Your glasses are always dirty.
25 February 2015 | by lastliberal-853-253708See all my reviews

One might think that this movie would be about esoteric theories that are beyond the capacity for most people.

You would be so wrong!

This was probably the best love story I have ever seen. I was on the edge of my seat watching Jane Hawking (Felicity Jones) as she did more and more amazing acts of love for Stephan Hawking (Eddie Redmayne). I cannot imagine anyone that fits the definition of love more than she did.

Redmayne was brilliant as Hawking.

Anthony McCarten took Jane Hawing's book and wrote a screenplay that was a thrill to watch.


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