The Professor and the Madman is a 2019 biographical drama film directed by Farhad Safinia (as P. B. Shemran).

Official trailers

Voltage Pictures on Thursday, April 04, 2019 released the trailer:
The Professor and the Madman | Official Trailer HD | Voltage Pictures.

Story intro

The film is about the professor, James Murray, who in 1857 began compiling the Oxford English Dictionary and led the overseeing committee, and W. C. Minor, a doctor who submitted over 10,000 entries while he was undergoing treatment at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum.

Cast

Mel Gibson
James Murray
Sean Penn
Dr. William Chester Minor
Natalie Dormer
Eliza Merrett
Eddie Marsan
Mr. Muncie
Jennifer Ehle
Ada Murray
Jeremy Irvine
Charles Hall
David O'Hara
Church
Ioan Gruffudd
Henry Bradley
Stephen Dillane
Dr. Richard Brayn
Steve Coogan
Frederick James Furnivall
Laurence Fox
Philip Lyttelton Gell
Brendan Patricks
Winston Churchill
Anthony Andrews
Benjamin Jowett
Aidan McArdle
Defence Attorney Clarke
Lars Brygmann
Max Mueller
Bryan Murray
Henry Liddell
Sean Duggan
Tom Coleman
Olivia McKevitt
Clare Merrett
Emily Daly
Iris Merrett
Luke Harman
Jack Merrett
Teegan Devlin
Peggy Merrett
Nathan Harte
Peter Merrett
Alice Kelly
Olive Merrett
Aoife Kelly
Olive Merrett
Phonsie Wardell
Oswyn Murray
Robert McCormack
Harold Murray
Abigail Coburn
Elsie Murray
Nora Cooper
Hilda Murray
Anthony Brophy
Sergeant Steggles
Shane Noone
George Merrett
Brian Fortune
Head Board Member
Oengus MacNamara
Bailiff #1 (as Oengus Mac Namara)
Brian Harty
Bailiff #2
Rúaidhrí Conroy
Declan Reilly (as Ruaidhri Conroy)
Simon Coury
Sir Charles Troup
Bosco Hogan
Lord Chief Justice
David Heap
Jury Foreman
Philip O'Sullivan
Prosecutor Denman
Malcolm Freeman
Colonel
David Crowley
Parfit
Steve Gunn
Lambeth Man
Bryan Quinn
Sir Richard
Joe McKinney
Attendant No.1
Gordon Hudson
Refree
Patrick McCaw
Wellington Player
Ray Malone
Gate Guard
Bill O'Brien
Newspaper Seller
Shane Gately
Angry Spectator
Guy Carleton
Angry Spectator
Tara Breathnach
Housekeeper
Karl Ronan
Music Teacher
Christopher Maleki
Fredo
John Morton
Scriptorium Assistant

About

The film The Professor and the Madman was scheduled to be released on May 10, 2019 (United States) by Vertical Entertainment, GEM Entertainment, Film & TV House, Digicine, Dutch FilmWorks (DFW), Eagle Pictures, Kinepolis Film Distribution (KFD), Shaw Organisation, Tanweer Alliances, Transmission Films, Filmarti, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, NOS Audiovisuais and Shoval Film Production.

The duration of the film is 124 minutes. With a budget of $25 million, the film grossed over $5.4 million.

Rating

The Professor and the Madman got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film.

External links

IMDB: The Professor and the Madman

Wikipedia: The Professor and the Madman (film)

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