The Professor and the Madman

The incredible true story that defined our world.

Genres: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
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 IMDb
Release date: 2019-03-07
Run time: 124 minute / 2:4
Budget: $25,000,000
Director: Farhad Safinia
Production Companies : Fastnet Films, Icon Entertainment International, 22h22, Caviar Antwerp NV, Definition Films, Zik Zak Filmworks
Production Countries: Ireland, United States of America, France


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
Sean Duggan
as Tom Coleman
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
Farhad Safinia Director

Kasper Tuxen Director of Photography

Daniel Hubbard Casting

John Boorman Writer
Todd Komarnicki Writer
Farhad Safinia Writer

Bruce Davey Producer
Mel Gibson Producer
Gastón Pavlovich Producer

Tom Conroy Production Design

John Gilbert Editor

Simon Winchester Book

Bear McCreary Music

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