The Gathering Storm

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Winston Churchill (Albert Finney) wages a battle against Nazi tyranny while facing obstacles in his marriage to Clementine (Vanessa Redgrave).

Cast & Crew

Albert Finney
Winston Churchill
Vanessa Redgrave
Clemmie Churchill
Jim Broadbent
Desmond Morton
Linus Roache
Ralph Wigram
Tom Wilkinson
Sir Robert Vansittart
Derek Jacobi
Stanley Baldwin
Ronnie Barker
David Inches
Celia Imrie
Violet Pearman
Lisa Ellzey
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Julie Payne
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Tracey Scoffield
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Ridley Scott
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Critic Reviews for The Gathering Storm

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Audience Reviews for The Gathering Storm

  • Oct 12, 2012
    A thumbnail sketch really of the days in Britain during the rise of Adolph Hitler and the difficult rise of the man who was to prove to be his fiercest foe: Winston Churchill. The principals enliven this light sketch, and mostly Finney as the grand old codger himself. Good ensemble work by the entire cast though.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 03, 2012
    The Gathering Storm tells the story of Winston Churchill's rise in the political arena in the 30's. In this film you see how Churchill was really the first to understand that Germany was on a path to war and he tried to warn the British government about the threat of Nazi Germany. This is a stunning work that was followed by a sequel, Into the Storm. Both films had two different actors playing Churchill Albert Finney plays the role of Winston Churchill in this one, and he delivers something unique in the portrayal of this iconic political figure. This is a well crafted biopic, but you do see it could have been a little better due to the fact that it covers important moments in Churchill's career. I feel the filmmakers could have emphasized a little more on Churchill's rise, and added more depth to its plot in some areas. However the film is very good and the slight imperfections are redeemed by Albert Finney's impressive performance. This is a must see for history buffs or anyone interested in Winston Churchill. Despite its imperfections, there are enough good things about this film to make it entertaining. As for its sequel, Into the Storm, it is a slightly better film because it tells Churchill's finest moments during the Second World War If you watch this film, check out its sequel as both films deliver an interesting portrait of the most interesting, and dashing political figure that is Winston Churchill. Brilliant picture that is a terrific biopic and really is a must see for anyone looking for a good biopic to watch.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Sep 08, 2009
    <B><U>Televison Film</U> <I>BBC Two, July 2002</I></b>
    John A Super Reviewer
  • May 18, 2008
    Amazing story. Albert Finney acts superb and gives away a performance for the ages. Superb. 63/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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