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Churchill's Secret ()


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British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill (Sir Michael Gambon) suffers from a stroke in the summer of 1953, which is consequently kept a secret from the rest of the world.

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Winston Churchill
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Nurse Appleyard
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Clemmie Churchill
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Mary
Matilda Sturridge ...
Rosie
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De Gasperi (as Peter Brown)
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Jock Colville
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Christopher Soames
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Rab Butler
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Lord Moran
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Sgt Murray
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Lord Beaverbrook
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Lord Camrose
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Brendan Bracken
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Diana
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Sarah
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Randolph
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Eden
William Blenkinsop ...
Young Randolph
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Young Diana
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Young Sarah
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Young Nicholas
Molly Ashby ...
Young Emma
Margot Orr ...
Marigold
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Narrator
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Delegate (uncredited)
Michael Haydon ...
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Conservative MP (uncredited)
James Thomas Scott ...
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Delegate (uncredited)
Darrio Stangl ...
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Ernest Vernon ...
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Jon Wennington ...
Delegate (uncredited)
Michael Kerry White ...
Delegate (uncredited)

Directed by

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Charles Sturridge

Written by

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Jonathan Smith ... (based on the novel "The Churchill Secret - KBO" by)
 
Stewart Harcourt ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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David Aukin ... executive producer
Tim Bricknell ... producer (produced by) (as Timothy Bricknell)
Rebecca Eaton ... executive producer
Thomas Hawkins ... associate producer
Sally Miles ... executive producer
Emma Pike ... line producer
Hal Vogel ... executive producer

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Adrian Johnston

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Fabian Wagner ... director of photography

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Adam Green

Editorial Department

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Jonathan Collard ... digital intermediate producer
Peter Collins ... head of data management
Georgina Cranmer ... data wrangler
Gianluca Ferrari ... digital film bureau
Adam Glasman ... colorist / grader
Michael Ho ... assistant editor
Lawrence Hook ... digital film bureau
Gemma McKeon ... digital intermediate assistant
Mandy Miller ... post production paperwork
Daniel Tomlinson ... on-line editor

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Celestia Fox

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Michael Howells

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Fabrice Spelta ... supervising art director

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Tanya Bowd

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Charlotte Walter

Makeup Department

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Nathaniel De'Lineadeus ... dental FX design and manufacture
Nicola Iles ... hair stylist (as Nicola Isles) / makeup artist (as Nicola Isles)
Dana Kalder ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Chris Lyons ... special effects teeth
Lisa Mustafa ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Lucy Willis ... hair daily
Wakana Yoshihara ... hair designer / makeup designer

Production Management

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Mark Harris ... post-production supervisor
Lauren McGuiness ... post-production supervisor: Masterpiece
Martin Walker ... unit manager

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Rosie Barber ... floor runner
Mark Goddard ... first assistant director
Marios Hamboulides ... assistant director
Lynsey Muir ... second assistant director
Ed Ripley ... third assistant director
Vanluke Watson ... third assistant director
Ed Ripley ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

Art Department

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Tanya Bowd ... buyer
Lally Broome ... drapes
Craig Carpenter ... stand by painter
Max Conran ... art department trainee
Sam Creed ... stand by props
Danilo Darezzo ... dressing props (as Danilo D'Arezzo)
Chris Evans-Wilson ... assistant art director
Peter Ford ... stand by carpenter
Stuart Frift ... stand by props
Nathan Holt ... dressing props
Ray Holt ... property master
Owen Mann ... stand by art director
Laura Mickiewicz ... art department assistant
Rowena Oven ... graphics
Sophie Tarver ... props
Daniel Warren ... art department assistant
Stuart Watson ... construction manager

Sound Department

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Christopher Atkinson ... sound maintenance
Fraser Barber ... production sound mixer
Simon Diggins ... adr mixer
Karolina Dziwinska ... audio scheduler (as Karolina Dziwiñska)
Sue Harding ... foley artist
Kasper Pedersen ... assistant sound editor
Julien Pirrie ... foley editor / foley recordist
Jamie Roden ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
James Sawyer ... boom operator
Mathias Schuster ... sound effects editor
Robbie Scott ... sound mix technician
Will Thomas ... foley assistant
Peter Gleaves ... adr mixer (uncredited)

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Jaime Leonard ... visual effects: The Flying Colour Company
Dominic Thomson ... visual effects: The Flying Colour Company (as Dom Thomson)
Simon Wilkinson ... visual effects: The Flying Colour Company

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Ricardo Barker ... epk
Tommy Boulet ... camera trainee
Jamie Brittain ... grip: dailies
Damian Cooper ... best boy
John Davis ... first assistant camera
Jonathan England ... first assistant camera: 'a camera' (as Jon England)
James Foreman ... electrician
Noah Furrer ... electrician
Angela Garcia ... second assistant camera
Thomas Graham ... assistant grip (as Tom Graham)
Elliott Hale ... first assistant camera: 'b' camera
Jordan Heath ... trainee
Mat Holloway ... electrician
Angela Garcia Manchado ... b camera clapper loader
Alexandra Médeville ... second assistant camera (as Alexandra Medeville)
Dan Nightingale ... director of photography: second unit
Jamie Phillips ... camera operator: 'b' camera
Carolina Schmidtholstein ... gaffer
Torren Simonsz ... camera trainee
Robert Viglasky ... stills photographer
Steve Weightman ... grip
Constandinos Dean Zimarakis ... grip trainee: dailies

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Carla Bartley ... executive in charge of casting
Sally McCleery ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Richard Bass ... assistant costume designer
Daniela Cazmal ... costume assistant
Carmen Cristea ... costume assistant
Nadine Davern ... costume supervisor (as Nadine Clifford-Davern)
Aileen Faller ... daily costume assistant
Doina Raducut ... costume assistant
Kathryn Sutcliffe ... costume standby: dailies

Location Management

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Julian Bivol ... location marshall
Samantha Choat ... location marshal: dailies
Lyndsey Holt ... facilities supervisor
Hannah Lamb ... assistant location manager
Helene Lenszner ... location manager
Anna Vahrman ... location assistant
Jon Zarych ... Location Assistant / Location Scout
Lenart Cernilogar ... location marshall (uncredited)

Music Department

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Steve Parr ... music mixer / music recordist

Script and Continuity Department

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Nancy Gryspeerdt ... script editor
Sarah Hayward ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Shakeel Abbas ... unit driver
Andy Blackburn ... transport captain
Russ Carroll ... unit driver
Michael Geary ... action vehicle supplier: Motorhouse
Paul Gilbert ... unit driver
Imran Hussain ... unit driver
Richard Perfect ... unit driver

Other crew

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Jim Anderson ... archive reseacher
Debbie Banbury-Morley ... clearances (as Debbie Banbury)
Rosie Barber ... floor runner
Roy Beck ... stand-in
Annabel Bennett ... production assistant
Sara Bond ... business affairs: Daybreak Pictures
Ray Brown ... unit nurse
Joe Cox ... set pa
Mel Claus Crawford ... production coordinator
Mark Dillen ... security
Milly Ellis ... voice coach
Albion Gee ... production runner
Alexandra Gill ... picture publicist
Joe Hennessy ... head of security
David Leach ... commercial director: Daybreak Pictures
Michelle Pauly ... assistant accountant
Imogen Perreau ... assistant production coordinator
Rachel Proudlove ... production accountant
Tig Shabka ... stand-in
Neil Swain ... dialogue coach
Ruby Pia Tucker ... floor runner (as Ruby Tucker)
Jonathan Wayre ... newsreel cameras & microphones supplied by
Neil Swain ... voice consultant: Michael Gambon (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

In June 1953, two years after he was re-elected as Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill (Sir Michael Gambon) collapses following a dinner party at 10 Downing Street. Diagnosed by Dr. Lord Moran (Bill Paterson) as having a stroke, there are fears that he may not survive, and he is taken to his country home Chartwell. Publicly, he is said to be suffering from exhaustion, and the newspaper owners consent to printing the deception. As his children arrive to watch over him, they feud over son Randolph's (Matthew Macfadyen's) drinking and daughter Sarah's (Rachael Stirling's) less than illustrious movie career, while Winston's wife Clemmie (Lindsay Duncan) reflects on the loss of another daughter who died in infancy. The Cabinet is informed of events as Moran brings in plain-spoken Yorkshire nurse Millie Appleyard (Romola Garai) to look after the great man. With her help and his wife's devotion, Churchill survives to address the Conservative Party conference later in the year, before retiring as premier two years later, the country as a whole being unaware all along of Churchill's secret. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Also Known As
  • Churchills hemlighet (Finland, Swedish title)
  • 邱吉爾的秘密 (Taiwan)
  • Churchillin salaisuus (Finland)
  • Секрет Черчилля (Russia)
  • チャーチルズ・シークレット (Japan, Japanese title)
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  • 100 min
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Trivia In the title of Jonathan Smith's book "The Churchill Secret - KBO" on which this movie was based, "KBO" is an abbreviation for a phrase commonly used by Churchill; "Keep Buggering On" (in other words, don't give up). See more »
Goofs Near the end Churchill gives the nurse a signed copy of one of his books. The book, "A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume II" was not published until 1956, approximately one year after Churchill retired as Prime Minister, and several years after the events depicted in this film. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #1.1 (2016). See more »
Soundtracks I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles See more »
Quotes [Clemmie wants Winston to retire from being PM, and to spend his time at Chartwell. He is determined to continue, despite his stroke. His immediate aim is to attend the Conservative Party conference in Margate. Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden has just visited, expecting Winston to announce his resignation]
Clemmie Churchill: I thought Anthony was looking well... if a bit thin.
Winston Churchill: Clemmie, if I'm wrong and I can't get through Margate, then I'm all yours. That's my promise. If I fall, there's nowhere I want to fall except in your arms.
Clemmie Churchill: You've made promises to me before, darling.
Winston Churchill: I know.
Clemmie Churchill: And broken them.
Winston Churchill: But not any more.
Clemmie Churchill: [with resignation] Margate, then.
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