Winston Churchill of Darkest Hour a rebuke to Trump, says film’s director


According to Joe Wright, the director of the long awaited Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour:

The film will feed into the debate around the nature of President Donald Trump’s abrasive, confrontational form of leadership.

Click here to read the entire article in The Guardian and to view the trailer.

Behind the Scenes With John Lithgow as Winston Churchill

There has been a bit of a controversy with the casting of John Lithgow, an American, in the role of Winston Churchill in the upcoming Netflix series, The Crown. But no matter what your feelings are in that regard, one must admit John Lithgow plays an outstanding Churchill. (See above video.)

Peter Morgan, the writer, cited “Churchill fatigue” within the British acting community for the decision to go with Lithgow. “There’s a point where every Knight of the Realm does his Winston Churchill,” Morgan said. Morgan credited casting director Nina Gold with the suggestion of Lithgow, who he described as “so startling and imaginative that it was an unanimous yes.”

Netflix will release the entire first series of The Crown this Friday, November 4.