Step into the battle-worn shoes of our country’s Greatest Briton as he tackles the most momentous international conflict of modern history as Churchill debuts on digital download on October 9thand on Blu-ray and DVD on October 16th, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment UK.
Brian Cox (Zodiac, Braveheart) delivers the powerhouse performance of his career, providing an intimate portrayal of the British Prime Minister during the breathtaking 96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy. In June 1944, four years after the evacuation of Dunkirk, Winston Churchill finalises plans for the largest amphibian invasion known to man: D-Day. With time ticking and the horror of lives wasted in past battles weighing heavily on his shoulders, we see Churchill in his most urgent moment. Exhausted by years of war and plagued with the fear of repeating the mistakes that led to the disastrous Gallipoli campaign in WWI, Churchill must draw power from his unflinchingly loyal wife Clemmie, (impeccably portrayed by Miranda Richardson – Sleepy Hollow, The Young Victoria), and lead his nation into battle once again.
The high calibre British cast is bolstered by John Slattery (Spotlight, TV’s Mad Men) as President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a fantastic turn by Ella Purnell (Maleficent, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) as Churchill’s assistant with a husband on the front line, whilst James Purefoy (Mansfield Park, High Rise) gives Colin Firth a run for his money as the timid yet courageous King George VI.
With a screenplay by historian Alex von Tunzelmannm, director Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man, Burning Man) has provided the most absorbing, intimate insight into the life of this nation’s greatest leader to date.