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Churchill’s Secret

  • Director:  Charles Sturridge
  • DOP: Fabian Wagner
  • Studio Daybreak Pictures for ITV
  • Year: 2016
  • Genre: Drama
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Distribution: ITV

Goldcrest’s Involvement

The incredible true story set during the summer months of 1953 when Sir Winston Churchill (then Prime Minister for the second time) suffered a life-threatening stroke, which with the help of his family & closest aides was kept a secret from the world.

As his children arrive to watch over him, they feud over son Randolph's drinking and daughter Sarah's less-than-illustrious movie career, while Winston's wife Clemmie reflects on the loss of another daughter who died in infancy. The Cabinet is informed of events as Moran brings in plain-spoken Yorkshire nurse Millie Appleyard to look after the great man.


Cast and Crew


  • Tim Bricknell


  • Stewart Harcourt
  • Jonathan Smith


  • Michael Gambon
  • Matthew Macfadyen
  • Romala Garai
  • Tara Fitzgerald
  • Lindsay Duncan

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