107 user 90 critic

Radioactive (2019)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 24 July 2020 (USA)
2:06 | Trailer
Pioneer - Rebel - Genius. Radioactive is incredible, true-story of Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her Nobel Prize-winning work that changed the world starring Rosamund Pike and Sam Riley.


Marjane Satrapi


Jack Thorne (screenplay by), Lauren Redniss (based on the book by)
935 ( 205)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosamund Pike ... Marie Curie
Yvette Feuer ... Carla
Mirjam Novak ... Nurse (as Mirjam Novák)
Ralph Berkin ... Doctor
Sam Riley ... Pierre Curie
Simon Russell Beale ... Professor Lippmann
Sian Brooke ... Bronia Sklodowska
Faye Bradbrook ... Bronia's Maid
Drew Jacoby ... Loie Fuller
Aneurin Barnard ... Paul Langevin
Harriet Turnbull ... Young Marie
Georgina Rich ... Marie's Mother
Elise Alexandre ... Young Bronia
Katherine Parkinson ... Jeanne Langevin
Dóra Köves Dóra Köves ... Pierre's Mother

Rosamund Pike on Becoming Marie Curie in 'Radioactive'

Radioactive star Rosamund Pike talks transforming into legendary physicist Marie Curie and describes what it was like to play the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.

Watch now



Pioneer - Rebel - Genius. Radioactive is incredible, true-story of Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her Nobel Prize-winning work that changed the world starring Rosamund Pike and Sam Riley.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Pioneer. Genius. Rebel.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, brief nudity and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


Rosamund Pike (Marie) and Harriet Turnbull (Young Marie) starred as mother and daughter in the 2014 film, What We Did On Our Holiday. See more »


Eve Curie was born Dec. 6, 1904. The Curies won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903, as shown. But Eve is shown to be born before they are even nominated. See more »


[last lines]
Pierre Curie: You changed the world.
Marie Curie: In the right way?
Pierre Curie: I'd rather be someone that hopes the world full of light than fears for the darkness out there, wouldn't you?
Marie Curie: But I...
Pierre Curie: You threw a stone in the water. The ripples, you can't control. There are things to be scared of, but there's so much to celebrate.
Marie Curie: I hope you're right. I hope you're right.
[they kiss]
See more »


Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 27 'Moonlight' Mvt III 'Presto Agitato'
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Jenõ Jandó
Courtesy of Naxos
See more »

User Reviews

A bit of a letdown
2 May 2020 | by pietclausenSee all my reviews

Marie Curie became more prominent after her death especially around the early years this century, so a film about her life and achievements was a welcome view. There are a few changes in the facts, probably to make this move more dramatic, but perhaps the book from which this film derives, was written like that. The tough days in Marie Curie's life when she arrived in Paris is hardly touched, which undoubtedly lead to her stubborn attitude which is over characterized in this film. In real life she was not such a hard and difficult person.

44 of 58 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 107 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.


Official Sites:

Official site


UK | Hungary | China | France | USA



Release Date:

24 July 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Radioactive See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »


Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page

Recently Viewed