|The cast of Genius (National Geographic Channel)|
TVNational Geographic Channel premieres its first scripted series about the life of Albert Einstein in Genius this Tuesday, April 25. Executively produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, Genius was filmed in Prague, Czech Republic, where Einstein lived and taught early in his career. The story begins with the young, imaginative and often rebellious thinker struggling to be recognized by the establishment through his rock star-like celebrity states as the man who came up with the theory of relativity. However, the series doesn’t intend to sugarcoat any aspect of this life and instead, will bring to light his difficulties dealing with those closest to him including his children, his two wives and even his mistresses.
Jumping back and forth in time about the life of a younger and older Einstein, keeping track of all of the characters in Genius can get a little confusing. Here’s a “who’s who” provided by National Geographic Channel to help you keep them all straight.
Professor Einstein/Younger Einstein
Played by Geoffrey Rush/Johnny Flynn
Generally considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century, Albert Einstein was a German-born scientist who developed the special and general theories of relativity. He was also an eternally curious, sexually charged, impudent rebel who bristled against authority.