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"Hawking" is the extraordinary story of the planet’s most famous living scientist, told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with unique access to Hawking’s private life, this is an intimate and moving journey into Stephen's world, both past and present. An inspirational portrait of an iconic figure, Hawking relates his incredible personal journey from boyhood under-achiever, to PhD genius, to being diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease and given just two years to live. Despite the constant threat of death, Hawking manages to make many remarkable scientific discoveries and rises to fame and super-stardom. "Hawking" - a remarkable man, and a remarkable movie.

Director: Stephen Finnigan

Executive Producer: Ben Bowie, David Glover & Beth Hoppe

Producer: Stephen Finnigan,

Screenwriter: Stephen Hawking, Stephen Finnigan & Ben Bowie

Cinematographer: Paul Jenkins

Editor: Tim Lovell

Production Designer: Sharon Katanka

Sound Designer: Richard Lambert

Music: Nick Powell & Alex Lee

Additional Credits: Director of Business & Legal Affairs: Julia Pearce, Director of Operations: Ulla Streib, Production Manager: Alexandra Croxford, Production Coordinator: Liz Archer, Researchers: Dominic Rees-Roberts & Emily Wilkinson

Principal Cast: Stephen Hawking, Nathan Chapple, Arthur Pelling, Martin King, Joe Lovell


BAFTA nominated Stephen Finnigan has been making award winning films for the past 18 years. Recognized for powerful storytelling and a passion for letting his subjects voices be heard, his credits for documentary and drama-doc include: "Supergrass", "Who Stole The World Cup?", "The Girls Who Were Found Alive", "State Of Terror" and "Brighton Bomb".

Distributor: Vertigo Films

Public Film Contact
Alex Croxford
Darlow Smithson Productions Ltf