Set during the summer of 1953, Churchill’s Secret stars Cranford‘s Michael Gambon as Winston Churchill. This two-hour film from Masterpiece tells a little-known part of Winston Churchill’s great life story.
Having suffered a life-threatening stroke, which his inner circle conspired to hide from the public, the film charts the course of Churchill’s remarkable recovery with the help of his spirited nurse, played by Emma‘s Romola Garai.
Told from the point of view of his children, his long-suffering wife, and the men of his cabinet, the film casts an honest light on the tensions within his brilliant and dysfunctional family, and investigates the strain that his great public service wrought upon his private life.
In case you missed the film’s Sept. 18 premiere, view it here for a limited time>>