In The Home Mr. Turner

★★★★★ Mike Leigh’s biopic of JMW Turner is a rambling, richly detailed character study with a magnificent central performance from Timothy Spall.

Geoffrey Macnab – The Independent

★★★★★ It is another triumph for Mike Leigh and for Timothy Spall.

Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian

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MR. TURNER explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). 

Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies.

Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

Timothy Spall
Jamie Thomas King
Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Robert Portal
Director: Mike Leigh
Writer: Mike Leigh
Producer: Georgina Lowe
Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival 2014
Winner: Best Actor - Cannes Film Festival 2014
Nominated - 87th Academy Awards
Best Cinematography - Dick Pope
Best Costume Design - Jacqueline Durran
Best Original Score - Gary Yershon
Best Production Design - Suzie Davies & Charlotte Watts