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The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Samantha Colley ...  Dora Maar / ... 15 episodes, 2017-2018
Seth Gabel ...  Michele Besso / ... 11 episodes, 2017-2018
Antonio Banderas ...  Pablo Picasso 10 episodes, 2018
Clémence Poésy ...  Françoise Gilot 10 episodes, 2018
T.R. Knight ...  Max Jacob / ... 11 episodes, 2017-2018
Michael McElhatton ...  Dr. Philipp Lenard / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Johnny Flynn ...  Young Albert Einstein / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Alex Rich ...  Young Pablo Picasso 9 episodes, 2018
Bruno Paviot ...  Marcel 7 episodes, 2018
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The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.

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Official Sites:

National Geographic

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Genij See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic

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2.00 : 1
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The series is National Geographic's first scripted drama series. See more »

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The scene where Einstein's associates travel to Crimea in order to photograph the solar eclipse is shot in a snowy scenery. The expedition took place in August, 1914 and it's too early for snow, even in Russia. See more »

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Avoid at any time of day

Wow. Looked forward to this but instead massively disappointed. Who cares about AE's personal life except relatives? He came up with stuff that the show belittles. As a scientist I am very offended. Such is made-for-TV stuff. Delete from PVR and avoid at all costs, even if you are sick at home kind of avoid. This site only allows a lowest score of 1. Please revise IMDb to give a zero, or possibly a negative one. Nothing redeeming about this tripe at all.

Have a nice day.


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