Timothy Spall Takes the Lead in Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner' Biopic Trailer
Those lucky enough to attend Telluride last weekend, TIFF this month or NYFF shortly thereafter will all get a chance to see the period biopic Mr. Turner starring Timothy Spall (The King's Speech, the Harry Potter franchise). Directed by Mike Leigh (Topsy Turvy, Vera Drake), the film looks at the life of British painter J.M.W. Turner, who lived from 1775-1851. But the film focuses on the last 25 years of his life through plenty of ups and downs from family illness to romance. From this trailer, Spall seems to deliver an award worthy performance, and there's plenty of beauty in the cinematography and production design too.
Here's the first US trailer for Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner, originally from Apple:
Mr. Turner is written and directed by Mike Leigh (Topsy Turvy, Vera Drake, Happy-Go-Lucky). In the film Timothy Spall plays eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner. Profoundly affected by the death of his father and 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. Throughout this, he travels, paints, 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 more. Sony Pictures Classics releases the film in New York & Los Angeles on December 19th and more theaters will follow afterwards. Well?