Masterpiece: Churchill's Secret DVD

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It is the summer of 1953 and Nurse Appleyard (Romola Garai) is rushed to a secret location where she discovers her patient is Winston Churchill (Michael Gambon), the elderly Prime Minister. Churchill has suffered a stroke and may not last the weekend. As Churchill's wife (Lindsay Duncan) and family gather at his bedside, long-buried tensions rise to the surface.

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Features:

  • Length: 111 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Color: Yes
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2016
  • Country of Origin: United States

Professional Reviews:

"Michael Gambon aka The Great Gambon doesn't need a career capper. "He's been capping his career almost from the start with one great performance after another. (Usually on stage though often on TV and film as well.) Here in Churchill's Secret he plays the great man hiding the effects of strokes from the public. It's the lion in winter played by a lion in winter who still has bite." - Huffington Post

3 out of 4 stars "...this film is classy in every respect, from the elegant settings and genteel atmosphere to the magisterial performance of Michael Gambon as the stricken bulldog PM...Recommended." - Video Librarian

Product Description

Features:

  • Length: 111 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Color: Yes
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2016
  • Country of Origin: United States

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  • Masterpiece: Churchill's Secret

    Set in England during the summer of 1953, Churchill's Secret tells a little-known part of Winston Churchill's great life story. Prime Minister for the second time, Churchill (Michael Gambon, Harry Potter, Fortitude) suffers a life-threatening stroke, which his inner circle conspired to hide from the public. Beautifully directed by three-time Emmy® nominee Charles Sturridge (Shackleton, Brideshead Revisited) the film charts the course of Winston's remarkable recovery and investigates the strain that his great public service wrought upon his private life.

    Told from the point of view of his family, his doctor, the men he championed and, most touchingly, his young nurse, Churchill's Secret follows Winston's extraordinary battle to recover, casting an honest light on the tensions within his brilliant and dysfunctional family.

    This DVD features subtitles in English