The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman | Biography, Drama | Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Natalie Dormer | Hollywood Movies | English Movies

The Professor and the Madman
'The Professor and the Madman' movie poster, image credit: IMDb

"The Professor and the Madman" is a 2019 biographical drama film, directed by Farhad Safinia (under the pseudonym P. B. Shemran), from a screenplay by Safinia, and Todd Komarnicki, based on the 1998 book 'The Surgeon of Crowthorne' by Simon Winchester.

In January 2019, Vertical Entertainment acquired US distribution rights to the film. Safinia was not recognized for directing or co-writing the film, credit going instead to P.B. Shemran. It was released on May 10, 2019.

Cast - Mel Gibson as James Murray
           Sean Penn as Dr. William Chester Minor
           Natalie Dormer as Eliza Merrett
           Eddie Marsan as Muncie
           Jennifer Ehle as Ada Murray
           Jeremy Irvine as Charles Hall
           David O'Hara as Church
           Ioan Gruffudd as Henry Bradley
           Brendan Patricks as Winston Churchill
           Stephen Dillane as Dr. Richard Brayne
           Steve Coogan as Frederick James Furnivall
           Laurence Fox as Philip Lyttelton Gell
           Aidan McArdle as Defense Attorney Clarke
           Adam Fergus as Alfred Minor
           Anthony Andrews as Benjamin Jowett

Release Date - May 10, 2019 (United States)

Genre - Biography, Drama

Directed by - P. B. Shemran

Produced by - Nicolas Chartier
                         Gaston Pavlovich

Screenplay  by - Todd Komarnicki
                             P. B. Shemran

Based on - 'The Surgeon of Crowthorne'
                    by Simon Winchester

Music by - BearMcCreary

Cinematography - Kasper Tuxen

Edited by - Dino Jonsater

Production Company - Fastnet Films
                                        Icon Entertainment International
                                        Voltage Pictures

Distributed by - Vertical Entertainment

Country - United States

Language - English

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