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The Professor and the Madman (2019)

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Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Natalie Dormer ... Eliza Merrett
Mel Gibson ... James Murray
Jeremy Irvine ... Charles Hall
Jennifer Ehle ... Ada Murray
Sean Penn ... Dr. William Chester Minor
Stephen Dillane ... Dr. Richard Brayne
Eddie Marsan ... Muncie
Steve Coogan
Ioan Gruffudd ... Henry Bradley
David O'Hara
Laurence Fox
Anthony Andrews
Brendan Patricks ... Winston Churchill
Brian Fortune ... Head Board Member
Aidan McArdle ... Defence Attorney Clarke
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Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

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Country:

Ireland

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English

Release Date:

10 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Stellar film
17 April 2019 | by stephenw-30180See all my reviews

I could write much on the accolades this film deserves but will stick to the basics of why this film is great.

Acting across the board is spectacular. Penn and Gibson are in top form and have great chemistry. Coogan and Marsan are also in top form as usual. Ehle and Dormer do a terrific job in bringing that soft feminine touch much needed to balance out the relationships between the main characters.

The film has its emotional ups and downs while staying on point to tell the amazing story of how the most important English dictionary came to be. It is a testament to the difficulty and perseverance needed to accomplish such a Herculean task in defining the vast English language and the trials and tribulations endured to realize its completion.

The beauty of this film is in the storytelling of the relationship between the two main characters. The Scottich wordsmith and an American surgeon who suffers from mental illness.

In order to not divulge more about the narrative I will just end by stating this is a powerful film that will leave you feeling many emotions. A triumphant accomplishment! Time well spent.


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