Mike Leigh and 'Mr Turner' stars urge public to support the Save Turner's House Appeal

Following very generous support from private and national heritage funders, the Trust must still raise a further £270,000 to enable the vision of restoring the country villa, that Turner designed for his own use, to become a reality.

Researching their characters for the film, Mike Leigh brought the actors to Turner’s House in the early stages of their work on the film. Having ‘lived’ the life of Turner, they now wish to return to pledge their support to save this unique ‘artwork’ for the nation. Dr Jacqueline Riding, Mike Leigh’s research consultant for the film will join them.”

They’ll be at Sandycombe Lodge this wednesday at 10am to show their support with a press conference and photo session!