Matthew Macfadyen and Romola Garai join ITV’s Winston Churchill drama – CultBox

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ITV has announced further casting for their new one-off drama about Sir Winston Churchill set in the 1950s.Churchill’s Secret is based on Jonathan Smith’s recently published book, The Churchill Secret: KBO, and adapted by Stewart Harcourt (Treasure Island).Joining the previously announced Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) as Churchill and Lindsay Duncan (Birdman) as Clementine Churchill will be Romola Garai (The Hour) as nurse Millie Appleyard, Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street) as Randolph Churchill, Daisy Lewis (Downton Abbey) as Mary Churchill, Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle) as Sarah Churchill and Tara Fitzgerald (In the Club) as Diana Churchill.The Hour Romola GaraiThe cast also includes Bill Paterson as Lord Moran, James Wilby as Lord Bracken, Alex Jennings as Anthony Eden, Patrick Kennedy as Jock Colville, Christian McKay as Christopher Soames, Chris Larkin as Rab Butler and John Standing as Lord Camrose.Downton Abbey 5 Sarah BuntingThe official synopsis reads: “Set during the summer months of 1953 Churchill—now Prime Minister for the second time and in his late 70’s—suffers a life-threatening stroke, which is kept secret from the world.

“Told from the viewpoint of his young Nurse, Millie Appleyard, the drama follows his battle to recover as his long suffering wife Clemmie desperately hopes the stroke will force Winston to retire while his political friends and foe scheme to plot who will succeed him.

“Meanwhile his adult children descend on Chartwell, unsure if he will pull through, as tensions within his family begin to surface.”

Directed by Charles Sturridge (Da Vinci’s Demons, The Road to Coronation Street), the two-hour film begins filming this month in London, Hayes and at Churchill’s principal family home, Chartwell in Kent.

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Testament of Youth 2014 (US release 2015)

Testament of Youth (2014)

 

Adapted by Calendar Girls’ Juliette Towhidi, tells of how the author postponed her studies to Oxford to serve as a nurse in the Great War, during which she lost her fiance and brother. After the war, she tried to resume her life but found herself part of a lost generation, returning to Oxford and becoming a feminist and a writer.

 

Starring

Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain
Kit Harington as Roland Leighton
Hayley Atwell as Hope
Dominic West as Mr. Brittain
Emily Watson as Mrs. Brittain
Colin Morgan as Victor Richardson
Taron Egerton as Edward Brittain
Miranda Richardson as Miss Lorimer

 

Kit Harington talks about wearing a wig for this film

“It was one of the things I worried most about coming into it,” explains Kit Harington of the decision to don a wig for his latest film role in Testament of Youth. “You can do whatever film you like but if everyone’s just concentrating on your hair there’s no point. It was important for me to do a character that didn’t look like me and to show people that I can look different. It was liberating.”

The 27-year-old actor has got used to talking about his hair. When the first trailer for Testament of Youth was released earlier this year, the internet exploded with headlines such as “Did the BBC make Jon Snow wear a wig?” and it’s been widely reported that his Game of Thrones contract stipulates that he cannot cut his hair. So does that mean he’s constantly recognised?

“I’ve got a disguise,” he says smiling, producing a hair bobble. “I tie it up.”

The young British actor’s career has skyrocketed since his graduation from Central School of Speech and Drama six years ago, with his role as Jon Snow on HBO’s hit show (his first professional gig) making him a household name. Diverse roles in Pompeii, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and the upcoming Spooks have followed, but it is his latest part as Vera Brittain’s fiancé Roland Leighton in the film based on her wartime memoir, Testament of Youth, that sees him at his most unrecognisable – not least because of his lack of hair.

“My character Roland couldn’t be more different to Jon. Jon’s a very introverted, dark character, whereas Roland is an intellectual and an academic,” he explains. “It was nice playing someone a little lighter. A lot of my scenes were the sun-dappled, halcyon memories of their youth, running through fields and falling in love. I had a great time!”

Woman in Gold

Woman in Gold 2015  WWII

 

US Release April 3, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars in the incredible story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who is forced to flee Vienna during World War II. Decades later, determined to salvage some dignity from her past, Maria has taken on a mission to reclaim a painting the Nazis stole from her family: the famous Lady In Gold, a portrait of her beloved Aunt Adele. Partnering with an inexperienced but determined young lawyer (Ryan Reynolds), Maria embarks on an epic journey for justice 60 years in the making.

Set in WWII and present-day about a Gustav Klimt portrait of a Holocaust survivor’s aunt and her fight to reclaim what was stolen by the Austrian Nazis.

Starring

Helen Mirren as Maria Altmann
Ryan Reynolds as Randol Schoenberg
Katie Holmes as Pam
Daniel Bruhl
Tatiana Maslany as Young Maria Altmann
Frances Fisher
Charles Dance
Max Irons as Fritz
Antje Traue
Tom Schilling
Henry Goodman
Elizabeth McGovern
Jonathan Pryce
Moritz Bleibtreu

Little Boy 2015

Little Boy 2015

Title:
 LIttle Boy 2015
Rate:
[polldaddy rating=’8036248′]
Era:
 WWII
Genre
 Drama
Plot:
 LITTLE BOY is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the indescribable love a little boy has for his father and the love a father has for his son. Set in the 1940s, LITTLE BOY is an instant cinematic classic that captures the wonder of life through the eyes of a 7- year-old little boy. Written and directed by Smithsonian Institute Award winning director Alejandro Monteverde, LITTLE BOY highlights themes of faith, hope and love in the face of adversity.

Director:
 Smithsonian Institute Award winning director Alejandro Monteverde
Writer / Screenplay:
 Smithsonian Institute Award winning director Alejandro Monteverde
Major Cast:
Tom Wilkinson,
Jakob Salvati
David Henrie
Kevin James
Emily Watson
Ted Levine
Michael Rapaport
Ali Landry
Ben Chaplin,
Film Locations:
  • Baja Film Studios, Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico
  • Fox Baja Studios, Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico
  • Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
    (Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico)
  • Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico
    (Baja Studio)
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico
Links:

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Child 44 (2015)

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Title:
 Child 44  (2015)
Rate:
[polldaddy rating=’8036248′]
Era:
 WW II
Genre
 Drama, Thriller
Plot:
 Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders — a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.” Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman, with costumes designed by Jenny Beavan.A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, CHILD 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov (Gary Oldman) to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo’s psychopathic rival Vasili (Joel Kinnaman), who insists “There is no crime in Paradise.” Summit Entertainment presents in association with Worldview Entertainment a Scott Free production, a Daniel Espinosa film.

Director:
 Daniel Espinosa
Writer / Screenplay:
 Richard Price (screenplay), Tom Rob Smith (novel)
Major Cast:
 Tom Hardy
Gary Oldman
Noomi Rapace
Joel Kinneman
Jason Clarke
Film Locations:
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ostrava, Czech Republic
Links:
 Official site
 France Apr 15, 2015
Argentina Apr 16, 2015
Greece Apr 16, 2015
United Kingdom Apr 17, 2015
Cambodia Apr 17, 2015
Poland Apr 17, 2015
Romania Apr 17, 2015
United States Apr 17, 2015
Russia Apr 23, 2015
Lithuania Apr 24, 2015
Denmark Apr 30, 2015
Netherlands Apr 30, 2015
Norway May 1, 2015
Sweden May 1, 2015
Portugal May 7, 2015
Brazil May 21, 2015
Germany Jun 4, 2015

Release in Theaters April 17, 2015

 

Child 44 (2015)
Child 44 (2015)

Child 44 2015 - Gary Oldman- Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
Noomi Rapace
Noomi Rapace
Joel Kinnaman
Joel Kinnaman
Jason Clarke
Jason Clarke

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