The story of Professor Stephen Hawking's early years is told for the first time in a major drama for BBC Two.It is 1963, and our young cosmologist celebrates his 21st birthday. At the party is a new friend, Jane Wilde - there is a strong attraction between the two. Jane is intrigued by Stephen's talk of stars and the Universe. But she realises that there is something very wrong when Stephen suddenly finds that he is unable to stand up.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • December 10, 2004
    0, Theatrical



Cast 16

  1. Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch
    Stephen Hawking

  2. Alice Eve

    Alice Eve
    Martha Guthrie

  3. Michael Brandon

    Michael Brandon
    Arno Penzias

  4. TH

    Tom Hodgkins
    Robert Wilson

  5. Christian Rubeck
  6. Lisa Dillon

    Lisa Dillon
    Jane Wilde

  7. Phoebe Nicholls

    Phoebe Nicholls
    Isobel Hawking

  8. Matthew Marsh

    Matthew Marsh
    Dr. John Holloway

  9. Anastasia Hille

    Anastasia Hille
    Nurse Susan McClean

  10. Adam Godley

    Adam Godley
    Frank Hawking

  11. Peter Firth

    Peter Firth
    Sir Fred Hoyle

  12. Bertie Carvel

    Bertie Carvel
    George Ellis

  13. John Sessions
  14. Anthony Howell
  15. Tom Ward

    Tom Ward
    Roger Penrose

  16. Sebastian Armesto

    Sebastian Armesto
    Robert Silkin

Crew 2


  1. PM

    Philip Martin


  1. PM

    Peter Moffat

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