The Professor and the Madman is a 2019 biographical drama film directed by Farhad Safinia and P. B. Shemran.
Starring Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Marsan, Jennifer Ehle, Jeremy Irvine, David O'Hara, Ioan Gruffudd, Stephen Dillane, Steve Coogan and others.

Watch the official trailer for The Professor and the Madman

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

What is The Professor and the Madman about?

In London in 1872, William Chester Minor (Sean Penn), a retired United States Army surgeon, is found not guilty by reason of insanity for killing an innocent stranger, George Merrett (Shane Noone), and is sent to Broadmoor.
In Oxford, James Murray (Mel Gibson) interviews for a position as editor of what will become the Oxford English Dictionary. An autodidact, he left school at 14 and has no degree. Some Oxford University Press oversight committee members are contemptuous, but Freddie Furnivall describes their current "abject defeat", saying that the extraordinary Murray may be what they need. When Max Müller haughtily asks for qualifications, Murray reels off the long list of ancient and modern languages in which he is proficient and on demand provides a definition - and probable origins - of the word "clever".
Over dinner with the committee, Murray hears opposing views. Müller insists that it capture English at its current "purest peak" and setting strict rules for correct speech. Furnivall says that "all words are valid in the language. Ancient or new, obsolete or robust on, foreign born or homegrown. The book must inventory every word, every nuance, every twist of etymology and every possible illustrated citation from every English author. All of it or nothing at all."
Murray has a solution to this daunting task: Enlist volunteers from everywhere English is spoken. He writes an appeal to English-speaking people around the world, asking them to send their contributions on slips of paper. Booksellers, librarians and newsagents distribute it. The slips pile up.

Who's in the The Professor and the Madman cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of The Professor and the Madman.

Mel Gibson James Murray
Sean Penn Dr. William Chester Minor
Natalie Dormer Eliza Merrett
Eddie Marsan Muncie a guard at Broadmoor
Jennifer Ehle Ada Murray Murray's second wife, mother of their 11 children
Jeremy Irvine Charles Hall
David O'Hara Church
Ioan Gruffudd Henry Bradley
Stephen Dillane Dr. Richard Brayne alienist in charge at Broadmoor
Steve Coogan Frederick James Furnivall
Laurence Fox Philip Lyttelton Gell
Anthony Andrews Benjamin Jowett
Brendan Patricks Winston Churchill Home Secretary
Lars Brygmann Max Mueller
Aidan McArdle Defence Attorney Clarke
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

When is The Professor and the Madman released in cinemas?

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, Cinetopia, Digicine, Dutch FilmWorks (DFW), Eagle Pictures, Kinepolis Film Distribution (KFD), Pony Canyon, Shaw Organisation, Tanweer Alliances, Transmission Films, Filmarti, Filmin, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, NOS Audiovisuais, Netflix, New KSM and Shoval Film Production.

What are The Professor and the Madman film specifications?

The duration of the film is 124 minutes. With a budget of $25 million, the film grossed over $6.2 million.

What are critics and audiences saying about The Professor and the Madman?

The Professor and the Madman got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 43/100. But the audience likes the film.

More information about The Professor and the Madman you can get at:

IMDB: The Professor and the Madman

Wikipedia: The Professor and the Madman (film)

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