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Churchill review – Brian Cox's jowl-quivering addition to the cult of Winston

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Cox’s wartime leader is haunted by fears about the Normandy landings in Jonathan Teplitzky’s watchable biopic

‘ . . This drama cloyingly invents a doe-eyed secretary for Winston with a sweetheart among the invading forces whose first name is Arthur, Gawd help us. Well, it’s watchable. Miranda Richardson plays Churchill’s wife, Clemmie, shrewdly: imperious, exasperated, gimlet-eyed.’
[www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jun/14/churchill-film-review-brian-cox-miranda-richardson-john-slattery]

Winston Churchill’s black dog: portraying the ‘greatest Briton’ on screen - As the wartime leader returns to cinemas, the screenwriter reflects on the challenges of portraying Churchill, vulnerabilities and all
[www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jun/09/winston-churchill-black-dog-films-gary-oldman-brian-cox]

Brian Cox: ‘It horrified me when the three amigos, Clegg, Cameron and Miliband, arrived in Scotland’ - The actor explains why he left the Labour party, how putting on weight to play Churchill was more fun than taking it off again afterwards – and why he’ll never be best friends with a certain physicist …
[www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jun/15/brian-cox-it-horrified-me-when-the-three-amigos-clegg-cameron-and-miliband-arrived-in-scotland]


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