Mike's take on Turner
By The Art Newspaper. From In The Frame
Published online: 10 February 2013
It's been in the pipeline for a while but the renowned UK director Mike Leigh is reportedly due to start filming his biopic of the 19th-century British artist J.M.W. Turner with Timothy Spall in the lead role. "Turner as a character is compelling," said Leigh. "I want to explore the man, his working life, his relationships and how he lived." Leigh's take on Turner should be interesting. He once told the Washington Post: "My ongoing preoccupation is with families, relationships, parents, children, sex, work, surviving, being born and dying."
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