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Hawking (2013)

Hawking is the extraordinary story of the planet's most famous living scientist, told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with unique access to Hawking's ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Stephen Hawking ... Himself
Arthur Pelling Arthur Pelling ... Stephen Hawking (child)
Finlay Macrae Finlay Macrae ... Stephen Hawking (teenager)
Nathan Chapple Nathan Chapple ... Stephen Hawking (young adult)
Martin John King Martin John King ... Stephen Hawking (adult) (as Martin King)
Joe Lovell Joe Lovell ... Stephen Hawking (adult)
Tina Lovell Tina Lovell ... Jane Hawking
Tanya O'Regan Tanya O'Regan ... Jane Hawking
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Buzz Aldrin ... Himself - Astronaut, Apollo XI & Gemini XII (as Dr Buzz Aldrin)
Gordon Berry Gordon Berry ... Himself - Oxford University Friend
Richard Branson ... Himself - Virgin Group Founder, Virgin Galactic (as Sir Richard Branson)
Bernard J. Carr Bernard J. Carr ... Himself - Stephen's PhD Student 1972-1975 (as Professor Bernard Carr)
Jim Carrey ... Himself - Actor & Comedian
Judith Croasdell Judith Croasdell ... Herself - Stephen's Personal Assistant
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Himself - Actor


Hawking is the extraordinary story of the planet's most famous living scientist, told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with unique access to Hawking's private life, this is an intimate and moving journey into Stephen's world, both past and present. An inspirational portrait of an iconic figure, Hawking relates his incredible personal journey from boyhood under-achiever, to PhD genius, to being diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease and given just two years to live. Despite the constant threat of death, Hawking manages to make many remarkable scientific discoveries and rises to fame and super-stardom. Hawking - a remarkable man, and a remarkable movie. Written by DSP

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20 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Fine BBC movie/documentary on Hawking
27 November 2014 | by bnemazieSee all my reviews

This is a BBC produced movie/documentary that is more detailed about the development of Hawking's scientific thinking than one would see in other science biography movies. It starts with Hawking at 21 and covers his ALS diagnosis and how he and his family reacted to the news. The movie captures the look and feel of the times very well. It captures the environment in Cambridge where Hawking worked on his PhD, the influences on him, and the world of theoretical physics. The movie mostly focuses on the period from 1963 to 1980, so it is rather sparse on Hawking's later life and his later theories. This is a well made movie well worth watching especially if you have an interest in science in general, but also worth watching as a inspirational story of Hawking's tenacity and perseverance in the face of overwhelming odds.

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