Into the Storm (2009 film)
|Into the Storm|
|Written by||Hugh Whitemore|
|Directed by||Thaddeus O'Sullivan|
|Theme music composer||Howard Goodall|
|Country of origin||
|Running time||100 minutes|
31 May 2009|
2 November 2009
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.
Into the Storm was nominated for 14 Primetime Emmy Awards. Brendan Gleeson won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.
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 marriage.
Into the Storm continues on from 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.
- Brendan Gleeson as Winston Churchill
- Clive Mantle as Walter H. Thompson
- Jack Shepherd as Neville Chamberlain
- Donald Sumpter as Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
- Iain Glen as King George VI
- James D'Arcy as Jock Colville
- Bill Paterson as Clement Attlee
- Bruce Alexander as Duff Cooper
- Janet McTeer as Clementine Churchill
- Michael Elwyn as Charles Wilson, 1st Baron Moran
- Robert Pugh as Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay
- Terrence Hardiman as Richard Pim
- Garrick Hagon as Harry Hopkins
- Len Cariou as Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Patrick Malahide as Bernard Montgomery
- Geoffrey Kirkness as Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke
- Philip McGough as Aneurin Bevan
- Michael Pennington as Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet
- Aleksey Petrenko as Joseph Stalin