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Einstein: Chapter One 

The story of Albert Einstein, seen through glimpses of his twilight years and flashbacks to his time as a student in Munich and Zürich in the 1890s.

Director:

Ron Howard

Writers:

Noah Pink (teleplay by), Noah Pink (story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Geoffrey Rush ... Albert Einstein
Johnny Flynn ... Young Albert Einstein
Samantha Colley ... Mileva Maric
Richard Topol ... Fritz Haber
Michael McElhatton ... Dr. Philipp Lenard
Emily Watson ... Elsa Einstein
Robert Lindsay ... Hermann Einstein
Shannon Tarbet ... Marie Winteler
Charity Wakefield ... Betty
Alistair Petrie ... Heinrich Weber
Vincent Kartheiser ... Raymond Geist
Claire Rushbrook ... Pauline Einstein
Nicholas Rowe ... Jost Winteler
Henry Goodman ... Walther Rathenau
Helen Monks ... Maja Einstein
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Storyline

As Antisemitism reaches a fever pitch in 1920s Germany, physicist Albert Einstein finds himself forced to choose between emigrating to the United States or staying in solidarity with his fellow academics. The struggle evokes memories of his days as a student at Zürich Polytechnic and his first encounter with Mileva Maric, the woman who would become his first wife. Written by Ajaysinh Jadeja

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TV-14
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Trivia

Johnny Flynn, who plays the young Albert Einstein, was born on Albert Einstein's 104th birthday (March 14, 1983). See more »

Goofs

As a young man, prior to 1900, Albert tells Marie that he imagines he is moving with a ray of light "past galaxies". Prior to 1900 the only "galaxy" was the Milky Way. What have since become known as "galaxies" were considered to be nebulae. See more »

Quotes

Albert Einstein: This is nonsense! May I remind you, Mr. Geist, your country has invited me, not the other way around.
Raymond Geist: Yes, professor. But you have a history of... how shall I put this... controversy... which calls into question your loyalties.
Albert Einstein: Loyalties?
Raymond Geist: And it is my job to insure that any individual coming to our shores does not pose a threat.
Albert Einstein: If you wish to talk about threats, Mr. Geist, perhaps you should take a look outside your window. Have you noticed the charming fellows in brown shirts who call me Jewish ...
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Connections

References Metropolis (1927) See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Liberec, Czech Republic See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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