Mr. Turner

Release December 19, 2014 (Limited)
Cast Timothy Spall, Marion Bailey, Dorothy Atkinson, Paul Jesson, Lesley Manville, Martin Savage, Ruth Sheen, Karl Johnson
Director Mike Leigh
Writer Mike Leigh
Genres Drama, Biography
Studio Sony Pictures Classics/Mongrel Media
Length 149 mins.


British artist J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall) has recently returned from a painting expedition in Belgium. He lives with his elderly father (Paul Jesson) and their housekeeper (Dorothy Atkinson), who doubles as Turner’s lover.

Although he has two grown daughters, family life is not for Mr. Turner. His art is all-consuming and he travels wherever he believes he'll find inspiration for his next works. He finds himself in the coastal town of Margate, where he rents a small seaside apartment from widow Sophia Booth (Marion Bailey), who goes on to become his last mistress.

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