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The Gathering Storm (2002)

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Winston Churchill's wilderness years of the 1930s, when only he could see the threat that Hitler and a rearmed Germany posed to the world.

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Richard Loncraine

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Larry Ramin (story), Hugh Whitemore (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Finney ... Winston Churchill
Vanessa Redgrave ... Clemmie Churchill
Jim Broadbent ... Desmond Morton
Linus Roache ... Ralph Wigram
Lena Headey ... Ava Wigram
Derek Jacobi ... Stanley Baldwin
Ronnie Barker ... David Inches
Tom Wilkinson ... Sir Robert Vansittart
Celia Imrie ... Violet Pearman
Hugh Bonneville ... Ivo Pettifer
Gottfried John ... Friedrich von Schroder
Anthony Brophy ... Brendan Bracken
Edward Hardwicke ... Mr. Wood
Tom Hiddleston ... Randolph Churchill
Tim Bentinck ... Marlborough (as Timothy Bentinck)
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Storyline

In the 1930s, Winston Churchill was out of government, sitting as a backbench MP. His was a lonely voice warning about German rearmament and the coming of a second major war on the Continent. He lost a great deal of money in the Wall Street crash and now writes - a biography of his ancestor the Duke of Marlborough, a newspaper column - and it's his only means of support. He has a close-knit group of supporter not the least of whom is his wife Clemmie, who he loves very dearly. As he continues to press his concerns about Hitler, he is cast as a warmonger and frequently shouted down in Parliament by members on both sides of the aisle. With reliable information from a Foreign Office civil servant who feels the government is not accurately reporting on rearmament, he provides accurate figures to Parliament and the tide begins to turn. With the onset of World War II in September 1939, Churchill returns to government as First Lord of Admiralty. Written by garykmcd

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Germany was arming itself for war. But they didn't count on one man.


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G | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lonely War See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (Filmfest Hamburg)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Albert Finney (Winston Churchill), Vanessa Redgrave (Clementine Churchill), Hugh Bonneville (Ivo Pettifer) and Derek Jacobi (Stanley Baldwin) have all appeared in adaptations of the 1934 novel "Murder on the Orient Express" by Agatha Christie: Finney and Redgrave played Hercule Poirot and Mary Debenham respectively in Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Bonneville played Edward Masterson in Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express (2010) and Jacobi played Masterson in Murder on the Orient Express (2017). See more »

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During the 'Battle of Blenheim' scene, the Union Jack is shown as one of the colors of the English army. The Union Jack was only used as a battle-standard after the Act Of Union in 1707, three years after the Battle of Blenheim. See more »

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Ralph Wigram: Nazism is more than just a political movement. It's a cult... a religion based on the idea of racial purity. Mankind, the Nazis believe is divided between... the man-gods and the subhumans... aliens who will be used as beasts of burden... or merely disposed of. Those with pure Aryan blood are the man-gods. The beasts are the Jews.
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Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Lyrics by James Thomson
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A sterling performance by Finney brings Churchill to life
30 April 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

For most, the life of Sir Winston Churchill begins with WWII. In "The Gathering Storm", Finney brings Churchill to life with a superb representation of the man as an aging member of parliament, husband, father, friend, and man of the manor Chartwell in the decade prior to WWII. With a fine supporting cast and an excellent screenplay, "TGS" is a must see for WWII history buffs and anyone with a particular interest in Churchill, the man.


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