Cultural depictions of Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill in his air commodore's uniform

Named the Greatest Briton of all time in a 2002 poll, and widely regarded as being among the most influential people in British history, Winston Churchill has frequently been depicted in film, television, radio and other media.






  • Peter Sellers included Churchill as his standard PM for The Goon Show. Churchill is depicted as he was during World War II. In The Goon Show, he is of course treated humorously, having a very African foreign secretary called Basil (played by Ray Ellington in Red Bladder mode). In addition he is responsible for supporting Neddie Seagoon's harebrained plans for long-range, jet-propelled guided NAAFI's, atomic dustbins, and throwing batter puddings at Clement Attlee.
  • Churchill's Other Lives, documentary series, played by Roger Allam (2011)


Winston Churchill novels by Michael Dobbs


  • The 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony featured an animated version of Churchill's statue, over which James Bond and the Queen fly over in a helicopter: as they salute him, he raises his cane in response. It also featured an appearance from Timothy Spall as Winston Churchill.
  • Churchill was featured in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Syndicate as an ally to Lydia Frye.
  • Churchill was supposed to appear in Citizen Kane with Charles Foster Kane during the News of the March sequence but was cut due to runtime.
  • A paperweight likeness of Churchill, based on a portrait by Miss Dora Marr, was produced in a very limited number by Baccarat in 1954.[2]
  • A fictionalised Churchill appeared in the Strike Witches series.


  1. ^ Barsanti, Sam (18 June 2015). "John Lithgow will play Winston Churchill on Netflix's The Crown". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Dunlop, Paul H. (2013) Baccarat Paperweights : two centuries of beauty ISBN 978-0-9619547-2-7

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