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Genius 

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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
Cynthia Erivo ...  Aretha Franklin 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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

The first season is based on the 2007 book "Einstein: His Life and Universe" by Walter Isaacson. 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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User Reviews

Great series
6 June 2017 | by bambea-78577See all my reviews

Great series, love it! I think the one commenter reference to the metronome inventor was misunderstood and thought Einstein referred to Mozart. I believe Einstein was referring to the metronome German inventor name " Mälzel " . I can see where one might think they heard him say Mozart when he was saying Malzel. And just a point of interest it was Beethoven who inspired Johann Nepomuk Malzel to invent the metronome. This also can be found on any google search too.

I find this series well done and I remember learning allot of what has been portrayed.


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