Mike Leigh on transforming Turner’s life and work into cinema



Mike Leigh takes time out from shooting his new feature about the life and work of J.M.W. Turner to share his passion for the great painter of landscape and light, and shows us how he takes detailed scenes from Turner’s sketches and recreates them for the camera.

The film is one of a series in which leading creatives share artworks from Tate Britain’s collection that have inspired them.

Mr Turner is released in 2014

Find out all you need to know about Turner in our introduction to the artist