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Brian Cox is Churchill in First of Two Movie Versions

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The movie Churchill due in theaters soon is an upcoming British historical war film. It was directed by Jonathan Teplitzky and has Brian Cox in the leading role as Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill. This movie is one of two dropping into theaters in 2017. The second movie titled, Darkest Hour, stars Gary Oldman and is also due for release.

The actress Miranda Richardson, stars as his wife and the actor John Slattery stars as Dwight D. Eisenhower. The film will be released on 2 June 2017. 

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill  (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He led Britain to victory over Nazi Germany during World War II. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall, lifetime body of work.

Brian Denis Cox, (born 1 June 1946) is a Scottish actor who is best known for appearing in The Bourne Identity, and The Bourne Supremacy. He was the first actor to portray Hannibal Lecter on film in the 1986 feature film Manhunter.

The movie chronicles the 96 hours before D-Day and how Winston Churchill handled the run-up to the Normandy landings of June 1944—codenamed Operation Overlord—during World War II. A leading historian and author of a biography on Churchill has highlighted several inaccuracies in the movie trailer.

In one movie scene Cox is seen giving his speech ‘We Shall Never Surrender’ speech and the historian noted that, “Churchill made the invasion speech in 1940 not in 1944 when there was no danger of invasion.” Historical movies are not always viewed because the director sticks to the facts. The movie Braveheart, although very successful, took many liberties with history and movie goers didn’t seem to care much.

Movie patrons will have to wait until Churchill debuts to decide whether they like what they see on-screen. The movie debuts June 2nd, 2017.



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