Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, 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, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, 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 is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.
Paul Jesson....William Turner
Dorothy Atkinson....Hannah Danby
Marion Bailey....Sophia Booth
Karl Johnson....Mr. Booth
Ruth Sheen....Sarah Danby
Lesley Manville....Mary Somerville
Martin Savage....Benjamin Robert Haydon
Richard Bremmer....George Jones
Niall Buggy....John Carew
Fred Pearson....Sir William Beechey
Tom Edden....CR Leslie
Jamie Thomas King....David Roberts
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