I knew very little about the life of Turner before the film, and was drawn by both the subject matter, and Timothy Spall’s interpretation of the artist.

I think Timothy Spall is a wonderful actor and his portrayal of J.W.M Turner as a snaffling, snorting creature; confident, bumptious and aware of his own brilliance, kept me enthralled throughout the 2 hours 29 minutes of the films duration.

If you are seeking some gentle entertainment this weekend then you won’t go far wrong by going to see Turner. It’s a fine weekend treat .

If you are in London you could even follow it up with a visit to the  Late Turner exhibition at Tate Britain.  I intend to.

Have a lovely weekend one and all!

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