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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Gibson ... James Murray
Sean Penn ... Dr. William Chester Minor
Eddie Marsan ... Mr. Muncie
Natalie Dormer ... Eliza Merrett
Jennifer Ehle ... Ada Murray
Steve Coogan ... Frederick James Furnivall
Stephen Dillane ... Dr. Richard Brayn
Ioan Gruffudd ... Henry Bradley
Jeremy Irvine ... Charles Hall
Laurence Fox ... Philip Lyttelton Gell
Anthony Andrews ... Benjamin Jowett
Lars Brygmann ... Max Mueller
Bryan Murray ... Henry Liddell
David O'Hara ... Church
Sean Duggan ... Tom Coleman
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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 »

Also Known As:

The Professor and the Madman See more »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,737,400
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's writer & director wrote Apocalypto (2006), which was directed by this film's star Mel Gibson. See more »

Goofs

Mel Gibson's character make reference to crosswords puzzles. They were not created until 1913. See more »

Quotes

James Murray: For every word, in action, becomes beautiful in the light of its own meaning.
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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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