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||United Kingdom
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Original release||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 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
- Janet McTeer as Clementine Churchill
- James D'Arcy as Jock Colville
- Iain Glen as King George VI
- Patrick Malahide as Maj-General Bernard Montgomery
- Len Cariou as Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Robert Pugh as General Ismay
- Michael Pennington as Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet
- Adrian Scarborough as Sawyers
- Donald Sumpter as Lord Halifax
- Bill Paterson as Clement Attlee
Awards and nominations
- HBO movies  "Into the Storm - film synopsis"