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The Genius of Marie Curie - The Woman Who Lit up the World

Over 80 years after her death, Marie Curie remains by far the best-known female scientist. In her lifetime, she became that rare thing - a celebrity scientist, attracting the attention of the news cameras and tabloid gossip. They were fascinated because she was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize and is still the only person to have won two Nobels in two different sciences. But while the bare bones of her scientific life, the obstacles she had to overcome, the years of painstaking research and the penalty she ultimately paid for her discovery of radium have become one of the iconic stories of scientific heroism, there is another side to Marie Curie - her human story.

This multi-layered film reveals the real Marie Curie, an extraordinary woman who fell in love three times, had to survive the pain of loss, and the public humiliation of a doomed love affair. It is a riveting portrait of a tenacious mother and scientist, who opened the door on a whole new realm of physics, which she discovered and named - radioactivity.

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Role Contributor
ProducerGideon Bradshaw
DirectorGideon Bradshaw
PresenterDavid Malone
PresenterGeraldine James
Executive ProducerMarcus Herbert
Executive ProducerJonathan Renouf
ParticipantJulie Des Jardins
ParticipantPatricia Fara
ParticipantMalgorzata Sobieszczak-Marciniak
ParticipantRenaud Huynh
ParticipantAndrea Sella
ParticipantHelene Langevin-Joliot
ParticipantHelena Pycior
ParticipantJean-Luc Pasquier
ParticipantTereza Kaczorowska

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