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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
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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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A Remarkable Personal Portrait of Enigmatic Celebrity Physicist
12 May 2013 | by JustCuriositySee all my reviews

Hawking was well-received in its world premiere at Austin's SXSW Film Festival. The film is a biopic about Stephen Hawking the celebrity physicist who has become an emblem of science, a medical miracle, and a hero to everyone struggling with a disability. Hawking has survived for fifty years with ALS when he was expected to die within a few years. Hawking has become an icon in popular culture both because of, and in spite of, his severe disability. In a sense, he has demonstrated the power of the mind can triumph despite the limitations of the physical body. His artificial computerized voice has become symbolic of his triumphs over his disability. Hawking captures this eloquently. The film mentions his scientific discoveries, but focuses on his remarkable life story and presents it in an accessible way to the general public. Stephen Hawking is one of the few celebrities who truly deserves the great acclaim that he receives in popular culture. Fittingly, Stephen Hawking narrates his story in his own famous electronic voice. The film is a moving tribute to a man who has made great scientific discoveries, helped to popularize scientific ideas to the general public, and brought hope to millions through his persistence and refusal to surrender to his disease.


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