- 1h 54min
- Directed by: Joe Wright
- Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendlesohn, Ronald Pickup
- UK release: 12 January 2018
May 1940: the situation in Europe is worsening, and Britain needs a new prime minister. The latest in a very long line of recent Churchill performances is by far the best: Oldman is virtually unrecognisable and attacks the part with relish, with Scott Thomas excellent as his wife Clemmie. It may veer into hero worship but it’s a confidently handled crowdpleaser.
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Gary Oldman quotes Winston Churchill in Globes acceptance speech8 Jan 2018
Gary Oldman quoted Sir Winston Churchill during his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday (07.01.18). The 59-year-old actor portrays the wartime British Prime Minister in 'The Darkest Hour' and Oldman won his first ever Golden Globes…
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Anthony McCarten: Gary Oldman's gives defining performance in Darkest Hour12 Dec 2017
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Gary Oldman's lengthy transformation into Churchill30 Mar 2017
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Lily James had typing lessons31 Dec 2016
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Gary Oldman to play Sir Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour15 Apr 2016
Gary Oldman is in talks to play Sir Winston Churchill. The 58-year-old actor is being lined up for the lead role in director Joe Wright's 'Darkest Hour', which will focus on Churchill becoming British Prime Minister in 1940, less than one year into…
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