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The Professor and the Madman

7 Mar 2019

2 hr 4 min

Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

The incredible true story that defined our world.
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.


Status: Released
Countries: Ireland, USA, France
Language: English
Budget: $25M


Mel Gibson (Producer)
Bruce Davey (Producer)
Gastón Pavlovich (Producer)




Mel Gibson (as James Murray)
Sean Penn (as Dr. William Chester Minor)
Natalie Dormer (as Eliza Merrett)
Ioan Gruffudd (as Henry Bradley)
Jeremy Irvine (as Charles Hall)
Brendan Patricks (as Winston Churchill)
Adam Fergus (as Alfred Minor)
Jennifer Ehle (as Ada Murray)
Brian Fortune (as Head Board Member)
Aidan McArdle (as Defence Attorney Clarke)
David Crowley (as Parfit)
Kieran O'Reilly (as Minor's Father)
Bryan Murray (as Henry Liddell)
Oengus MacNamara (as Bailiff #1)
Christopher Maleki (as Joseph)
Bryan Quinn (as Sir Richard)
Steve Gunn (as Lambeth Man)
Malcolm Freeman (as Colonel)
Joe McKinney (as Attendant No.1)
Olivia McKevitt (as Clare Merrett)
Shane Noone (as George Merrett)
Robert McCormack (as Harold Murray)
Ronan O'Connor (as Gate Guard)
John Morton (as Scriptorium Assistant)
Abigail Coburn (as Elsie Murray)
Paul Gough (as Guard)
Lucas Browne (as Eastman Minor)
Eddie Marsan (as Muncie)
Steve Coogan (as Frederick James Furnivall)
Stephen Dillane (as Dr. Richard Brayne)
David O'Hara (as Church)
Laurence Fox (as Philip Lyttelton Gell)
Lars Brygmann (as Max Mueller)



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