'MR TURNER' TRAILER
Mike Leigh brings us a film focusing on the life of famed English painter JMW (Joseph Mallord William) Turner. Timothy Spall has been cast in the lead role of the landscape water-colour artist, who died in 1851 aged 76. Although considered an eccentric during his lifetime, Turner is now regarded as one of the Britain's greatest painters.
'MR TURNER' STORIES
It should be no surprise that Mike Leigh has another classic on his hands, and also offered a fresh perspective on the biopic and the period film at the same time.
Facts about the man and his art are secondary to their beating heart, the soul of an artist and how that soul translates through brush and paint into a masterpiece.