Taglines: The icon you know. The man you don’t.
June 1944. Allied Forces stand on the brink: a massive army is secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to re-take Nazi-occupied Europe. One man stands in their way: Winston Churchill. Behind the iconic figure and rousing speeches: a man who has faced political ridicule, military failure and a speech impediment. An impulsive, sometimes bullying personality – fearful, obsessive and hurting. Fearful of repeating, on his disastrous command, the mass slaughter of 1915, when hundreds of thousands of young men were cut down on the beaches of Gallipoli.
Obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness: his destiny. Exhausted by years of war and plagued by depression, Churchill is a shadow of the hero who has resisted Hitler’s Blitzkrieg. Should the D-Day landings fail, he is terrified he’ll be remembered as an architect of carnage. Political opponents sharpen their knives. General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery are increasingly frustrated by Churchill’s attempts to stop the invasion.
King George VI must intervene. Only the support of Churchill’s brilliant, yet exasperated wife Clementine can halt the Prime Minister’s physical and mental collapse. The untold story of Britain’s most celebrated leader, uncovering the true nature of Churchill’s herculean war-time status and his vital relationship with “Clemmie” – his backbone and total confidant… the love that inspired him.
Churchill is a 2017 British historical war drama film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky about the actions of Winston Churchill in the hours leading up to D-Day. The film stars Brian Cox as the titular character with Miranda Richardson and John Slattery in supporting roles. The film was released on 2 June 2017.
Cast and Characters
— Brian Cox as Winston Churchill
— Miranda Richardson as Clementine Churchill
— John Slattery as Dwight D. Eisenhower
— Julian Wadham as Bernard Montgomery
— Richard Durden as Jan Smuts
— Ella Purnell as Helen Garrett
— Danny Webb as Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke
— Jonathan Aris as Trafford Leigh-Mallory
— George Anton as Bertram Ramsay
— Steven Cree as James Stagg
— James Purefoy as King George VI
— Peter Ormond as Asa Briggs
— Angela Costello as Kay Summersby
— Kevin Findlay as Fanshawe
— Miro Teplitzky as Adjutant Howard
Churchill Movie Poster (2017)
Directed by: Jonathan Teplitzky
Starring: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden, Ella Purnell, Danny Webb, Jonathan Aris, George Anton, Steven Cree, James Purefoy, Peter Ormond, Angela Costello, Kevin Findlay, Miro Teplitzky as Adjutant Howard
Screenplay by: Alex von Tunzelmann
Production Design by: Chris Roope
Cinematography by: David Higgs
Film Editing by: Chris Gill
Costume Design by: Bartholomew Cariss
Set Decoration by: Neesh Ruben
Art Direction by: Fiona Gavin
Music by: Lorne Balfe
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, brief war images, historical smoking throughout, and some language.
Distributed by: Cohen Media Group
Release Date: June 16, 2017 (United Kingdom)