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The Aeronauts (2019)

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Pilot Amelia Rennes (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon.

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Felicity Jones Says She Plays a 'Wildcat' in 'Aeronauts'

Felicity Jones shares why she loved playing hot air balloon pilot Amelia Wren in The Aeronauts, then she and co-star Eddie Redmayne recall some of the most exciting on-set moments.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Felicity Jones ... Amelia Wren
Eddie Redmayne ... James Glaisher
Himesh Patel ... John Trew
Phoebe Fox ... Antonia
Tom Courtenay ... Arthur Glaisher
Tim McInnerny ... Airy
Vincent Perez ... Pierre Rennes
Rebecca Front ... Aunt Frances
Anne Reid ... Ethel Glaisher
Lewin Lloyd ... Charlie
Robert Glenister ... Ned Chambers
Julian Ferro ... Peddler
Kamil Lemieszewski Kamil Lemieszewski ... Scientist of Royal Society
Mia Hemerling ... Child Servant
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ... Charles Green
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Storyline

In 1862, pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) teams up with daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Rennes (Felicity Jones) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world, they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

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Inspired by a True Adventure


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(Rated PG-13 for some peril and thematic elements) | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Filmnegah [Iran] | Official Facebook | See more »

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,577,000
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The hot air balloon was actually launched from Wolverhampton in the midlands not london as depicted in the film. This was due to a fear that if they launched in london they could go off course and land in the river. See more »

Quotes

James Glaisher: You are the only person who could fly us higher than anyone has ever been.
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Home to You
Performed by Sigrid
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Surprisingly gripping
4 November 2019 | by ladyvanigliaSee all my reviews

I did not have high expectations about the film. I definitely was not a fan of Jones before this, therefore I was not too happy to find out she was going to be a main character. Also, a film about two people on a hot air balloon? As much of a balloon lover, I definitely was not expecting such a gripping film. Despite most of it being set on the balloon itself, and in spite of the plot not being particularly intricate, the Aeronauts will definitely keep your attention for the entire duration of the film, with unexpected turns and some truly captivating scenes. Jones's acting is superb and she is the true star of the film. Redmayne does not disappoint, as usual, although I would have expected more from his character. Special credits also to the make-up artists.

Although undoubtedly improbable for the time, to have a woman on a challenge to reach the highest point ever reached by humans, it is really a good film. A good sound system will make it justice, but please try watching it at the cinema if you can, for a more memorable experience!


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