The Theory of Everything


Synopsis Cast & Crew

The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s.

Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Over the course of their marriage as Stephen’s body collapsed and his academic renown soared, fault lines were exposed that tested the lineaments of their relationship and dramatically altered the course of both of their lives.

Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables, My Week with Marilyn) and Felicity Jones (The Invisible Woman, Breathe in) are joined on screen by David Thewlis (The Fifth Estate, War Horse), Emily Watson (Anna Karenina, War Horse), Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire), Simon McBurney (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Jane Eyre), Maxine Peake (The Village, Red Riding) and Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones, The Iron Lady).

The Theory of Everything is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten. The original screenplay has been written by Anthony McCarten and is inspired by Jane Hawking’s memoir, “Travelling to Infinity: My life with Stephen”.

Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous scientists of our age and author of the bestseller, “A Brief History of Time”, which has sold millions of copies world-wide.


Eddie Redmayne Stephen Hawking
Felicity Jones Jane Hawking
David Thewlis Dennis Sciama
Harry Lloyd Brian
Emily Watson Beryl Wilde
Simon McBurney Frank Hawking


James Marsh Director
Tim Bevan Producer
Eric Fellner Producer
Anthony McCarten Writer/Producer
Lisa Bruce Producer
Jane Hawking Writer