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Theory of Everything, The (Working Title 2014, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones)

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Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star as Stephen and Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything, the drama which details the real-life love story between the world renown scientist and his first wife. Redmayne’s portrayal of the accomplished scientist in this award-winning film gained him the Best Actor Oscar.

Stephen meets fellow student Jane in the 1960s, while studying at Cambridge University. When he is 21 years old the cosmology student discovers he has motor neurone disease, and the doctors tells him that he will probably only live for another two years. Jane marries him despite this and the pair began to make a life with each other, including having three children.

After developing his theories about black holes, Hawking is propelled to fame. As his success increases so does Jane’s dissatisfaction with her own life. She sacrifices her own academic potential to benefit Stephen, and dedicates her life to his achievements.

In an effort to discover her own identity she joins a choir, where she meets choir leader Jonathon. As Stephen’s disease progresses, Jane hires Elaine (Maxine Peake) to care for him. As his disease and fame put pressure on their relationship, Jane and Stephen begin to drift away from each other.

production details
UK | Working Title | 123 minutes | 2014

Director: James Marsh
Script: Anthony McCarten, Jane Hawking, Dan Maslen,

cast
Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking
Felicity Jones as Jane Hawking
Christian McKay as Roger Penrose
Enzo Cilenti as Kip Thorne
Gruffudd Glyn as Rees
Simon McBurney as Frank Hawking
Abigail Cruttenden as Isobel Hawking
Simon Chandler as John Taylor
Will Barton as Technician
Adam Godley as Senior Doctor – Cambridge Hospital
Tom Prior as Robert Hawking (Age 17)
Charlotte Hope as Philippa Hawking
Harry Lloyd as Brian
David Thewlis as Dennis Sciama
Eileen Davies as Eileen Bond
Charlie Cox as Jonathan Hellyer Jones
Emily Watson as Beryl Wilde
Maxine Peake as Elaine Mason
Sophie Perry as Lucy Hawking (Age 14)
Finlay Wright-Stephens as Timothy Hawking (Age 8)
Alice Orr-Ewing as Diana King
Thomas Morrison as Carter
Michael Marcus as Ellis
Paul Longley as Barman – Rowing Club
Guy Oliver-Watts as George Wilde
Lucy Chappell as Mary Hawking
Nicholas Gerard-Martin as Physicist #1
Brett Brown as Physicist #2
Anthony Skrimshire as Physicist #3
Nicola Sloane as Bedder
Lottie Hamilton as Robert Hawking (New Born)
Rufus Taylor as Robert Hawking (Age 2)
Delilah Sexton as Lucy Hawking (New Born)
Georg Nikoloff as Khalatnikov
Oliver Payne as Robert Hawking (Age 8)
Raffiella Chapman as Lucy Hawking (Age 6)
Sam Houston as Timothy Hawking (Baby)
Victoria Emslie as Sarah (Geneva Student)
Frank Leboeuf as Swiss Doctor
Lucy Challenger as Female Fan
Nicola Victoria Buck as Cockcroft Guest #2
Stuart Benson as Cockcroft Guest #3
Andrew Bridgmont as Cockcroft Guest #5
Jamie Edwards as Cockcroft Guest #4
Jumaane Brown as Cockcroft Guest #1