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Albert Finney as Winston Churchill The Gathering Storm

Albert Finney as Winston Churchill The Gathering Storm

Albert Finney as Winston Churchill The Gathering Storm

Could it be that Winston Churchill might have found his doppelganger in Albert Finney? It’s hard to watch this made-for-cable docudrama and not think so. He begins as an outsider, marginalized for his supposedly alarmist warnings about the rise of Nazism. He is singularly dedicated to his political career, leading to bouts of depression and tension with his wife. Finney shatters the stone layers of Churchill the Character to bring us Churchill the Man, complete with weakness and imperfection, as well as nerve and dignity.