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Darkest Hour (2017, Gary Oldman, Lily James)

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In Darkest Hour a true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.

As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Gary Oldman is almost unrecognisable but very brilliant as Churchill.

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UK | 125 minutes | 2017

Director: Joe Wright
Script: Anthony McCarten,

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Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill
David Strathairn as Franklin D. Roosevelt (voice)
Lily James as Elizabeth Layton
Kristin Scott Thomas as Clementine Churchill
Richard Glover as Brigadier Nicholson
Paul Leonard as Admiral Dudley Pound
Joe Armstrong as John Evans
Stephen Dillane as Edward Wood, 3rd Viscount Halifax
Jeremy Child as James Stanhope, 7th Earl Stanhope
Patsy Ferran as Maid
Ronald Pickup as Neville Chamberlain
Ben Mendelsohn as George VI
Nicholas Jones as John Simon, 1st Viscount Simon
Samuel West as Anthony Eden
David Schofield as Clement Atlee
Richard Lumsden as Major-General Hastings Ismay
Malcolm Storry as General Sir Edmund Ironside
Hilton McRae as Arthur Greenwood
Benjamin Whitrow as Sir Samuel Hoare
Adrian Rawlins as Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding
David Bamber as Vice-Admiral Bertram Ramsay
Brian Pettifer as Sir Kingsley Wood
Michael Gould as Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 7th Marquess of Londonderry
John Atterbury as Sir Alexander Cadogan
Charley Palmer Rothwell as Miles Aldridge
Hannah Steele as Abigail Walker
Philip Martin Brown as Sawyers
Nia Gwynne as Alice Simpson
Faye Marsay as Sybil
Jordan Waller as Randolph Churchill
Mary Antony as Mary Churchill
Bethany Muir as Sarah Churchill
Anna Burnett as Pamela Churchill
James Eeles as Maurice Baker
Roisin O’Neill as Agnes Dillon
Joanna Neary as Jerome Margaret
Flora Nicholson as Jessie Sutton
Eric MacLennan as Tom Leonard
Tom Ashley as Ramsay Staffer
Pip Torrens as BBC Producer
Bronte Carmichael as Young Girl on Train
John Locke as Oliver Wilson

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