Hawking to open Cambridge Film Festival

Stephen Hawking Credit: PA Wire

Professor Stephen Hawking will open the Cambridge Film Festival today with a documentary about his life.

The Cambridge physicist describes in the film his rise to scientific stardom and his battle with Motor Neurone disease.

The film also features interviews with his sister Mary and first wife, Jane.

Professor Hawking will attend the premier of the film at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse this evening.

Hawking is on general release from Friday.