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

Here are "The Professor and the Madman" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Professor and the Madman movie?

Voltage Pictures on Thursday, April 04, 2019 released the trailer for "The Professor and the Madman" you can watch here:
The Professor and the Madman | Official Trailer HD | Voltage Pictures.

Plot summary

What is The Professor and the Madman movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Professor and the Madman" movie plot summary.

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 plays who in the The Professor and the Madman movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Professor and the Madman" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Mel Gibson  as James Murray
Sean Penn  as Dr. William Chester Minor
Natalie Dormer  as Eliza Merrett
Eddie Marsan  as Muncie a guard at Broadmoor
Jennifer Ehle  as Ada Murray Murray's second wife, mother of their 11 children
Jeremy Irvine  as Charles Hall
David O'Hara  as Church
Ioan Gruffudd  as Henry Bradley
Stephen Dillane  as Dr. Richard Brayne alienist in charge at Broadmoor
Steve Coogan  as Frederick James Furnivall
Laurence Fox  as Philip Lyttelton Gell
Anthony Andrews  as Benjamin Jowett
Brendan Patricks  as Winston Churchill Home Secretary
Lars Brygmann  as Max Mueller
Aidan McArdle  as Defence Attorney Clarke
Bryan Murray  as Henry Liddell
Sean Duggan  as Tom Coleman
Olivia McKevitt  as Clare Merrett
Emily Daly  as Iris Merrett
Luke Harman  as Jack Merrett
Teegan Devlin  as Peggy Merrett
Nathan Harte  as Peter Merrett
Alice Kelly  as Olive Merrett
Aoife Kelly  as Olive Merrett
Phonsie Wardell  as Oswyn Murray
Robert McCormack  as Harold Murray
Abigail Coburn  as Elsie Murray
Nora Cooper  as Hilda Murray
Anthony Brophy  as Sergeant Steggles
Shane Noone  as George Merrett
Brian Fortune  as Head Board Member
Oengus MacNamara  as Bailiff #1 (as Oengus Mac Namara)
Brian Harty  as Bailiff #2
Rúaidhrí Conroy  as Declan Reilly (as Ruaidhri Conroy)
Simon Coury  as Sir Charles Troup
Bosco Hogan  as Lord Chief Justice
David Heap  as Jury Foreman
Philip O'Sullivan  as Prosecutor Denman
Malcolm Freeman  as Colonel
David Crowley  as Parfit
Steve Gunn  as Lambeth Man
Bryan Quinn  as Sir Richard
Joe McKinney  as Attendant No.1
Gordon Hudson  as Refree
Patrick McCaw  as Wellington Player
Ray Malone  as Gate Guard
Bill O'Brien  as Newspaper Seller
Shane Gately  as Angry Spectator
Guy Carleton  as Angry Spectator
Tara Breathnach  as Housekeeper
Karl Ronan  as Music Teacher

Release date

When is The Professor and the Madman movie release date?

"The Professor and the Madman" movie release date was scheduled to be on May 10, 2019 (United States) distributing by Vertical Entertainment, ACE 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 filming details?

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 movie?

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

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