Biopic on renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. Stars Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables) as Hawking and Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) as his long time partner, Jane. New Zealander Anthony McCarten adapted Jane's memoir Travelling to Infinity and produces, having tenaciously pursued the project since 2004. Directed by James Marsh (Man on Wire).
Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Hawking embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time.
While Jones was nominated for an Oscar, Redmayne won an Academy Award for his performance as well as a Golden Globe. In total, the film was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Best Actor (Redmayne), Academy Awards 2015; Best British Film, Actor (Redmayne) and Adapted Screenplay at the 2015 BAFTA Awards; Best Actor (Drama) for Redmayne and Best Original Score, 2015 Golden Globes
Stephen Hawking is without doubt one of the great minds of our time and demonstrably a champion for the cause of overcoming insurmountable obstacles. Yet when it comes to mainstream cinema, the Hollywood factory line would normally break down in the face of a wheelchair-bound hero spouting mind-breaking astrophysics through a mechanical voice.