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The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Samantha Colley ...  Dora Maar / ... 15 episodes, 2017-2018
Seth Gabel ...  Michele Besso / ... 11 episodes, 2017-2018
Antonio Banderas ...  Pablo Picasso 10 episodes, 2018
Clémence Poésy ...  Françoise Gilot 10 episodes, 2018
T.R. Knight ...  Max Jacob / ... 11 episodes, 2017-2018
Malcolm Barrett ...  Ted White 10 episodes, 2020
Patrice Covington ...  Erma Franklin 10 episodes, 2020
Cynthia Erivo ...  Aretha Franklin 10 episodes, 2020
Kimberly Hebert Gregory ...  Ruth Bowen 10 episodes, 2020
Rebecca Naomi Jones ...  Carolyn Franklin 10 episodes, 2020
Courtney B. Vance ...  C.L. Franklin 10 episodes, 2020
Sanai Victoria ...  Little Re 10 episodes, 2020
Michael McElhatton ...  Dr. Philipp Lenard / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Johnny Flynn ...  Young Albert Einstein / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Alex Rich ...  Young Pablo Picasso 9 episodes, 2018
Bruno Paviot ...  Marcel 7 episodes, 2018
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The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.

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Official Sites:

National Geographic

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Genius See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic

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Stereo

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Color

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

The 2nd season follows Pablo Picasso and aired from April 24 to June 19, 2018. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Einstein's associates travel to Crimea in order to photograph the solar eclipse is shot in a snowy scenery. The expedition took place in August, 1914 and it's too early for snow, even in Russia. See more »

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why did they age him so much over a 4 year period
7 June 2017 | by macman1999See all my reviews

They turned him from a man looking like he is 30 to a man who looks 60 from the beginning of WWI to the end of it. The war lasted only 4 years. I do not understand what the producer was trying to do, they also aged all the other adults in the same way but left the children looking like they only aged 4 years.


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