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The Professor and the Madman

2019
2h 4m
Biography/Drama/History
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Cast

Mel Gibson (James Murray)Sean Penn (Dr. William Chester Minor)Eddie Marsan (Mr. Muncie)Natalie Dormer (Eliza Merrett)Jennifer Ehle (Ada Murray)Steve Coogan (Frederick James Furnivall)Stephen Dillane (Dr. Richard Brayn)Ioan Gruffudd (Henry Bradley)Jeremy Irvine (Charles Hall)Laurence Fox (Philip Lyttelton Gell)Anthony Andrews (Benjamin Jowett)Lars Brygmann (Max Mueller)Bryan Murray (Henry Liddell)David O'Hara (Church)Sean Duggan (Tom Coleman)Olivia McKevitt (Clare Merrett)Emily Daly (Iris Merrett)Luke Harman (Jack Merrett)

Director

Farhad Safinia

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Synopsis

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid-19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

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