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The Professor and the Madman (2019)

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Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Natalie Dormer ... Eliza Merrett
Mel Gibson ... James Murray
Sean Penn ... Dr. William Chester Minor
Jennifer Ehle ... Ada Murray
Eddie Marsan ... Muncie
Ioan Gruffudd ... Henry Bradley
Stephen Dillane ... Dr. Richard Brayne
Jeremy Irvine ... Charles Hall
Steve Coogan ... Frederick James Furnivall
David O'Hara ... Church
Laurence Fox ... Philip Lyttelton Gell
Brendan Patricks ... Winston Churchill
Anthony Andrews ... Benjamin Jowett
Adam Fergus ... Alfred Minor
Aidan McArdle ... Defence Attorney Clarke
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Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

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The Incredible True Story That Defined Our World.


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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Both Natalie Dormer and Stephen Dillane starred in Game Of Thrones (2011). See more »

Goofs

Minor has a flashback of the Civil War and we see a man who has lost his leg in battle screaming. But the man has obviously already had surgery on the leg and it is now a healed stump, not a fresh injury. See more »

Quotes

Ada Murray: Sometimes when we push away, that is when we most need to be resisted.
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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Artem Dzyaba/Zivert (2019) See more »

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Dictionary? Its about hard work...

I read the summery about the movie , then i turn myself and said: dont waste your time. But to seen both sean penn and mel gibson are playing toghether i convince myself to see it, and i love it. What amazing performance from sean penn and mel gibson, both of them bright in their roles. story is kinda confusing but you will goo deep inside the movie. Its worth to see, ill recommond it.


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