Stephen Hawking no more: Films that showcased inspiring journey of legendary physicist

Born in 1942, Hawking was known as one of the pioneers of science.

Stephen Hawking no more: Films that showcased inspiring journey of legendary physicist

Legendary British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking breathed his last on Wednesday, March 14, after suffering from complications due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - a progressive neurodegenerative disease. He was 76.

Born in 1942, Hawking was known as one of the pioneers of science. His enriching journey has inspired a number of filmmakers and quite a few films have been produced based on his remarkable life.

Here’s taking a quick look at them:

A Brief History of Time (1991)

 Helmed by Errol Morris, A Brief History of Time is a biographical documentary film about Hawking. The title of the film which released in 1991 was derived from Hawking’s bestselling book A Brief History of Time.

Beyond the horizon (2009)

The film revolves around Olivia is a twenty-something reporter whose interview with Stephen Hawking changes her perception about science.

Hawking (2013 film)

Directed by Stephen Finnigan, ‘Hawking: Brief History of Mine’, which released in 2013, is a biographical documentary film. It throws light on his childhood, his struggle with ALS and his incredible journey of becoming a world-famous scientist.

The Theory of Everything (2014)

An adaptation of Jane Hawking’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Anthony McCarte, The Theory of Everything, is a 2014 British biographical romantic drama. The film set in the backdrop of Cambridge University showcases Jane’s relationship with her ex-husband, his diagnosis of amyotrophic