ITV has released the first clip from their new one-off drama about Sir Winston Churchill set in the 1950s.
Churchill’s Secret is based on Jonathan Smith’s recently published book, The Churchill Secret: KBO, and adapted by Stewart Harcourt (Treasure Island).
Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) leads the cast as Churchill alongside Lindsay Duncan (Birdman) as Clementine Churchill.
The cast also includes Romola Garai (The Hour) as nurse Millie Appleyard, Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street) as Randolph Churchill, Daisy Lewis (Downton Abbey) as Mary Churchill, Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle) as Sarah Churchill and Tara Fitzgerald (In the Club) as Diana Churchill.
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The official synopsis reads: “Set during the summer months of 1953 Churchill—now Prime Minister for the second time and in his late 70’s—suffers a life-threatening stroke, which is kept secret from the world.
“Told from the viewpoint of his young Nurse, Millie Appleyard, the drama follows his battle to recover as his long suffering wife Clemmie desperately hopes the stroke will force Winston to retire while his political friends and foe scheme to plot who will succeed him.
“Meanwhile his adult children descend on Chartwell, unsure if he will pull through, as tensions within his family begin to surface.”
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