Gary Oldman won both Oscar and BAFTA for best actor, for his utterly brilliant, transformative portrayal of Winston Churchill. Based on historical events, this dramatisation imagines the British backroom politics and Churchill`s rise to power during May 1940 at the moment of national military disaster in France whilst those in Westminster are reviewing options for terms of peace with Hitler. At times profoundly moving, at times funny, this is one of the great character performances as a man with the weight of the future history of the world on his shoulders.
"Few would argue that Oldman isn’t one of the finest actors of his generation, but this is a tour de force portrayal that will define his body of work for decades to come." - Gregory Ellwood, The Playlist
"Gary Oldman is one of the greatest actors on the planet – and he proves it again as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Churchill’s darkest hour is Gary Oldman’s finest. Gripping, touching, amusing and enlightening, his performance is the prime reason this film must be seen — but not the only one." - Dan Jolin, Empire
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Directed by: Joe Wright Produced by: Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski Written by: Anthony McCarten Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, Ben Mendelsohn Music by: Dario Marianelli Cinematography: Bruno Delbonnel Edited by: Valerio Bonelli Country: UK, USA Language: English