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, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Lesley Manville, Martin Savage, Ruth Sheen, Joshua McGuire, David Horovitch, Karl Johnson, Sandy Foster, Amy Dawson, Richard Bremmer, Niall Buggy, Fred Pearson, Tom Edden, Jamie Thomas King, Mark Stanley, Nicholas Jones, Clive Francis, Robert Portal, Simon Chandler, Edward DeSouza, James Fleet, Patrick Godfrey, Karina Fernandez, Alice Orr-Ewing, Veronica Roberts, Richard Dixon, Michael Keane, James Norton, David Ryall, Nicola Sloane, Kate O'Flynn, Stuart McQuarrie, Sylvestra LeTouzel, Fenella Woolgar, Richard Cordery, Leo Bill, James Dryden, Sinead Matthews, Tom Wlaschiha, Peter Wight, Marcello Magni, Mark Wingett, Lee Ingleby, Sam Kelly, Oliver Maltman, Billy Holland, Michael Culkin, Vincent Franklin, Nicholas Woodeson, Elizabeth Berrington, Eileen Davies, Bob Goody, Terrence Hardiman, Theresa Watson, Angela Curran, Amanda Lawrence, Helen Cooper