The Theory of Everything
The Theory of Everything is a 2014 British biographical coming of age romantic drama film directed by James Marsh and adapted by Anthony McCarten from the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking, which deals with her relationship with her ex-husband, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, his diagnosis of motor neuron disease, and his success in physics.
The film stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones with Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, Christian McKay, and David Thewlis featured in supporting roles. The film had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on 7 September 2014.
The film opened to a positive reception worldwide and has been nominated for a variety of accolades in award shows and film festivals. Redmayne received particular praise and won a host of major awards for his performance, including the Academy Award for Best Actor. The film received four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for Redmayne and Best Original Score. It received three 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, winning one for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for Redmayne. It received 10 nominations in British Academy Film Awards or BAFTA and went on to win three; Outstanding British Film, Best Leading Actor (for Redmayne) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Anthony McCarten).
- Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking
- Felicity Jones as Jane Wilde Hawking
- Charlie Cox as Jonathan Jones, Jane's second husband
- Emily Watson as Beryl Wilde, Jane's mother
- Simon McBurney as Frank Hawking, Stephen's father
- David Thewlis as Dennis Sciama
- Maxine Peake as Elaine Mason, Stephen's second wife
- Harry Lloyd as Brian, Hawking’s roommate
- Guy Oliver-Watts as George Wilde, Jane's father
- Abigail Cruttenden as Isobel Hawking, Stephen's mother
- Charlotte Hope as Phillipa Hawking, Stephen's sister
- Lucy Chappell as Mary Hawking, Stephen's sister
- Christian McKay as Roger Penrose
- Enzo Cilenti as Kip Thorne
- Georg Nikoloff as Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov
- Alice Orr-Ewing as Diana King, sister of Basil King, Stephen's friend
- Stephen Hawking provides his own, Equalizer-computerized voice
- Nicola Victoria Buck as Cockroft guest 2 .
- Frank Leboeuf as Swiss doctor
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