Darkest Hour (PG)

Gary Oldman is Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour
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Gary Oldman is transformed into Winston Churchill in this historical-drama telling the story of the one of the country’s darkest – and strongest – hours.

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) 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 sceptical 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.

UK 2017 Dir Joe Wright 125 min

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Listen: Podcast - Joe Wright, Darkest Hour

We catch up with director Joe Wright to talk about his new Winston Churchill drama. We talked about Gary Oldman’s performance, how this is the first ‘male-centric’ film he’s made, and why the scene on the Tube was a piece of wish fulfilment. 

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