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Mr Turner

Have you been to see the film Mr. Turner yet? The biographical drama focuses on the final 25 years of the life of J M W Turner – the great British artist whom we profiled back in December 2013.

Turner is played by Timothy Spall, who won best actor at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his performance.

The film is written and directed by Mike Leigh who said “I felt there was scope for a film examining the tension between this very mortal, flawed individual, and the epic work, the spiritual way he had of distilling the world”, whilst describing Turner as a “a great artist: a radical, revolutionary painter”.

If you haven’t seen the film yet do go and see it while it’s still showing at the cinema. And if you would like to read a little more about Turner then do click the link to read our ‘Artist in Profile’ article on him.

The exhibition ‘Late Turner‘ which also focuses on the latter end of Turner’s life is still showing at the Tate Britain so if you get a chance do go and see that as well.

The Confluence of the Thames and the Medway by JMW Turner

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