Hawking (PG)

The extraordinary story of the world’s most famous living scientist, told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with unique access to Professor Hawking’s private life, this is an intimate and moving journey into his world, both past and present. An inspirational portrait of an iconic figure, Hawking relates his incredible personal journey from boyhood underachiever, to Ph.D. genius, to being diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease and given just two years to live. Despite the constant threat of death, Professor Hawking makes amazing scientific discoveries and rises to fame and superstardom.

Featuring interviews with Buzz AldrinRichard BransonJim Carrey and Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as a host of family members and close friends, the film is a celebration of his life and offers viewers’ unprecedented access into his captivating universe.

Hawking — a remarkable man, a remarkable movie.

Certificate: PG     Distributor: Vertigo Films

Dir. Stephen Finnigan, UK, 2013, 94 mins, documentary

Cast (as themselves): Nathan Chapple, Martin King, Joe Lovell, Buzz Aldrin, Richard Branson

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