Into the Storm (2009 film)

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Into the Storm
Into the Storm HBO Poster.jpg
Distributed by HBO
BBC
Directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Produced by Frank Doelger
Julie Payne
Tracey Scoffield
Ridley Scott
Tony Scott
Ann Wingate
Written by Hugh Whitemore
Starring Brendan Gleeson
Janet McTeer
James D'Arcy
Patrick Malahide
Robert Pugh
Music by Howard Goodall
Editing by Heidi Freeman
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English
Release date 31 May 2009 (2009-05-31)
(United States)
2 November 2009 (2009-11-02)
(United Kingdom)
Running time 100 minutes

Into the Storm or Churchill at War (alt. title) is a 2009 biographical film about Winston Churchill and his days in office during World War II. The movie is directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan and stars Brendan Gleeson, who plays the British Prime Minister. Into the Storm is a sequel to the 2002 television film The Gathering Storm, which details the life of Churchill in the years just prior the war. Into the Storm had its first public premiere on HBO and HBO Canada on 31 May 2009.[1][2]

Into the Storm was nominated for 14 Primetime Emmy Awards.[3] Brendan Gleeson won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Synopsis[edit]

The Second World War has recently ended in Europe, and the people of the United Kingdom are awaiting the results of the 1945 general election. During this time, Winston Churchill goes to France for a holiday with his wife Clemmie. Through a series of flashbacks, Churchill recalls some of his most glorious moments during the war, and the effect it had on their deteriorating marriage.

Into the Storm continues on from the The Gathering Storm. It is set against the backdrop of World War II, and looks at how Churchill's success as a great wartime leader ultimately undermined his political career and threatened his marriage to "Clemmie" - Clementine Hozier.[4]

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Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Recipients and nominees Outcome
Emmy Awards Outstanding Made for Television Movie - Nominated
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Thaddeus O'Sullivan Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Brendan Gleeson Won
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Len Cariou Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Janet McTeer Nominated
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Hugh Whitemore Nominated
Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special - Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie Michel Amathieu Nominated
Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie - Nominated
Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special - Nominated
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominated
Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score) Howard Goodall Won
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special - Nominated
Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special - Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Miniseries or Television Film - Nominated
Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film Brendan Gleeson Nominated
Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film Janet McTeer Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominated
Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Brendan Gleeson Won
Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Janet McTeer Nominated

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