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The Aeronauts (2019)

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Pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon.

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Tom Harper (story by), Jack Thorne (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Felicity Jones ... Amelia Wren
Eddie Redmayne ... James Glaisher
Himesh Patel ... John Trew
Anne Reid ... Ethel Glaisher
Phoebe Fox ... Antonia
Tim McInnerny ... Airy
Vincent Perez ... Pierre Rennes
Tom Courtenay ... Arthur Glaisher
Rebecca Front ... Aunt Frances
Robert Glenister ... Ned Chambers
Kamil Lemieszewski ... Scientist of Royal Society
Julian Ferro ... Peddler
Gianni Calchetti ... Royal Society Member (as Gian Kalch)
Mia Hemerling ... Child Servant
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ... Charles Green
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In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and advancing scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

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English

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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James Glaisher was a real English meteorologist who is remembered for his pioneering work as a balloonist. Between 1862 and 1866 he made numerous ascents to measure the temperature and humidity of the atmosphere at its highest levels. With his co-pilot aeronaut Henry Tracey Coxwell, they broke the world record for altitude on September 5, 1862. Coxwell is omitted from the film, and replaced with the fictional Amelia Wren. The Wren character draws some inspiration from various real women including Sophie Blanchard, a French aeronaut who was the first woman to work as a professional balloonist between 1804 and her death in 1819. See more »

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Fun to watch on the big screen
12 September 2019 | by ArtistGrlSee all my reviews

Came to see this without too many expectations and was pleasantly surprised. The backstory wasn't very interesting and a bit slow to develop but the balloon scenes were beautifully rendered, thrilling and engaging. I literally clung to my seat during some of them. I liked how the film respected the scientific endeavor and the viewers by avoiding cliche romantic developments between its characters. Overall, an entertaining night, even if I won't remember it by tomorrow.


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