Hawking reveals trials, triumphs in new docu

  • AFP, London
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  • Updated: Sep 21, 2013 12:19 IST

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking tells the extraordinary tale of how he overcame severe disability to become the most famous living scientist in a new documentary film premiered in Britain on Thursday.


“This film is a personal journey through my life,” the 71-year-old Briton said in the trailer to “Hawking”, which he co-wrote and narrated in his distinctive, computer-generated voice.

He adds: “I have lived five decades longer than doctors predicted. I have tried to make good use of my time.”

The film tells in Hawking’s own words and those of his family and friends how a bright student with a fondness for partying became a pre-eminent physicist.

He brought the wonders of the cosmos to millions of people through his lectures and bestselling book, “A Brief History of Time”, becoming a household name.

 

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