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While Picasso’s peccadillos are better known, Einstein’s extra-curricular activities may surprise you in this biographical series produced by National Geographic. There was definitely more to these men than their work, as Genius is keen to show us.
The first season tells the story of Albert Einstein from his beginnings as a lowly patent clerk struggling to find a teaching position, to achieving success as a world-renowned scientist after developing the Theory of Relativity.
Multiple award winner Geoffrey Rush stars as the older incarnation of Einstein, alongside Emily Watson as Einstein’s second wife and cousin, Elsa.
Next, follow Pablo Picasso as he discovers his talent and becomes one of the world’s most famous artists against the backdrop of the rise of fascism in Spain. Antonio Banderas does a fabulous job as Picasso, while his parade of muses and lovers is played by actresses including Clémence Poésy and Poppy Delevingne.