Geoffrey Rush stars as Albert Einstein, the rebellious and imaginative patent clerk who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate but could unlock the mysteries of the universe. A man who struggled to find a balance as a husband, father and man of principal during a time of global unrest. His daringly creative mind often landed him in trouble with loved ones and peers yet it was this very mind that ushered in ground breaking discoveries and helped to reshape modern science.
Genius: Episode 1
Starring Geoffrey Rush, this is the story of how Albert Einstein became a flawed, daring, creative genius and the greatest scientific mind of the 20th century.
Genius: Episode 2
Go beyond the halls of academia to explore Albert Einstein’s struggles to be a good husband and father, and a man of principle during a period of global unrest.
Genius: Episode 3
After graduating, young Albert Einstein struggles to land an academic post in a scientific world of tradition and protocol. Finally finding a job, he is able to support the pregnant Mileva but then tragedy strikes.
Genius: Episode 4
During the time that will come to be known as his 'miracle year', Albert Einstein continues to struggle with balancing his work at the patent office and working on his papers, among them his theory of special relativity.
Genius: Episode 5
With new teaching duties, Einstein finally begins to experience the academic life he long coveted. However this new happiness comes at the price of his family who are tested even further when he is reintrodued to his cousin Elsa.
Genius: Episode 6
After moving his family to Berlin to be closer to his work, Albert Einstein sets out to prove his theory of general relativity but the expedition goes awry. His affair with Elsa now becoming known, he is also faced with an ultimation and the prospect of losing her forever.
Genius: Episode 7
Exhausted and worn out, Einstein (Geoffrey Rush) begins experiencing serious health issues that jeopardise his attempts at making scientific history. Meanwhile his friendships and ideals are put to the test when war breaks out.
Genius: Episode 8
Einstein (Geoffrey Rush) and his wife Elsa (Emily Watson) attempt to flee Germany after the rise of the Nazis, but they face unexpected roadblocks.
Genius: Episode 9
Albert Einstein (Geoffrey Rush) settles into life in America, but dangers abroad continue to be a threat to both him and his former colleagues.
Genius: Episode 10
After the atomic bomb is dropped and World War II draws to a close, Einstein assumes the role of world citizen in his twilight years.