Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (2014)
Biographical romantic drama directed by James Marsh. It details the life of the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. It was adapted by Anthony McCarten from the 2007 memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking, which deals with her relationship with her ex-husband Stephen Hawking, his diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and his success in the field of physics.
Stephen Hawking, an excellent astrophysics student working on his research, learns that he suffers from motor neurone disease and has around two years to live.
Lili Elbe in Danish Girl (2015)
Biographical romantic drama film directed by Tom Hooper, based on the 2000 novel of the same name by David Ebershoff, and loosely inspired by the lives of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener.[
In mid-1920s Copenhagen, portrait artist Gerda Wegener asks her husband, popular landscape artist Einar Wegener, to stand in for a female model who is late coming to their flat to pose for a painting she's working on.
The act of posing as a female figure unmasks Einar's life-long gender identity as a woman, who names herself Lili Elbe.
Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Antony in Savage Grace (2007)
Based on the book Savage Grace by Natalie Robins and Steven M.L. Aronson.
The film is based on the true story of Barbara Daly Baekeland, her husband Brooks Baekeland, heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune, and their only child Antony, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia. The story begins with Antony's birth and follows the family to the time of his arrest for the murder of his mother.
James Glaisher in The Aeronauts (2019)
This semi-biographical film is based on the 2013 book Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air by Richard Holmes.
In 1862 headstrong scientist James Glaisher and wealthy young widow Amelia Wren mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. As their perilous ascent reduces their chances of survival, the unlikely duo soon discover things about themselves - and each other - that help both of them find their place in the world.