Churchill follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the infamous D-Day landings in June 1944. As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead. Fearful of repeating his mistakes from World War I on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents; General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery. Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, unflappable wife Clementine can halt the Prime Minister’s physical and mental collapse and help lead him to greatness.
Churchill is directed by Jonathan Teplitzky and written by British historian and author Alex von Tunzelmann in her feature debut. The film is a unique, challenging and intimate portrait of the man behind the public figure, widely regarded as the Greatest Briton of all time. The cast of Churchill is led by Brian Cox as the legendary Winston Churchill, Miranda Richardson as the Prime Minister’s beloved wife and confident Clemmie Churchill, John Slattery as General Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied D-Day operations, and rising-star Ella Purnell as Churchill’s secretary.
Rounding out the key cast is Richard Durden as South African Field Marshal Jan Smuts, Julian Wadham as British military commander Field Marshal Montgomery, James Purefoy as King George VI, Danny Webb as Field Marshal Alan Brooke, George Anton as Admiral Ramsay and Steve Cree as Captain Stagg.
Churchill will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 16th June 2017.