Churchill Trailer (2017)

Trailer for Churchill.

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 to greatness.

Believe it or not Winston Churchill is a popular figure in 2017. There are films being released which are centered around the famous Prime Minister. The other being Darkest Hour, with Gary Oldman playing Churchill.

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Jonathan Teplitzky is a relatively new Director even though his first feature film was released about 17 years ago. He has worked on roughly a dozen TV episodes and four previous feature films: The Railway Man, Burning Man, Gettin' Square, and Better Than Sex.

Churchill will be Writer Alex von Tunzelmann's debut on the big screen.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall, lifetime body of work. In 1963, he was the first of only eight people to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. Churchill was named the Greatest Briton of all time in a 2002 poll and is widely regarded as being among the most influential people in British history.

Surprisingly this film looks pretty good. With there being two films hitting theaters in the same year depicting Winston Churchill, I had heard a lot more chatter about the other film, Darkest Hour. I think that was mainly due to the anticipation of Gary Oldman taking on the role and his transformation to look like the Prime Minister.

But, now we have a great look at this film and Brian Cox brings his A game. Cox looks like Churchill and I think was a great pick for the role, even though he is of Irish and Scottish decent.

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Churchill examines a look at what went on behind closed doors during the 24 hours before D-Day. The pressures Winston was under to defeat the Nazis was immeasurable and I love to see the inner workings of decisions are made during moments like this that shape history.

It will be interesting to compare this rendition of the great Churchill against Gary Oldman's take which comes out at the end of this year. Only time will tell which one comes out on top, but for now this film has struck first and raised the bar.

Churchill Trailer (2017)

2 min 16 sec


Posted On
March 21, 2017
Jonathan Teplitzky

Alex von Tunzelmann


June 2, 2017
Brian Cox
Miranda Richardson
John Slattery
James Purefoy
Julian Wadham
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