The Gathering Storm

First Aired: July 2002

Film for BBC2.

In the years before World War II, Churchill found himself on the fringe of British politics: a lone voice in crying out in the wilderness as he warned his country and the world of a Nazi threat. Together with his wife, Clementine, he had to confront the personal demons of depression, and the spectre of insolvency, before he could re-emerge as a reinvigorated political leader and hero.

Hugh plays Ivo Pettifer.


Hugh Whitemore


Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent, Derek Jacobi, Linus Roache, Ronnie Barker


Richard Loncraine


Frank Doelger; David M Thompson

Production Co:



BAFTA TV 2003: Best Actor (Albert Finney); Best Make Up & Hair Design; Best Production Design
Emmy Awards 2003: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini-series or a Movie (Albert Finney); Outstanding Made for TV Movie; Outstanding Writing (Larry Ramin, Hugh Whitemore)
Golden Globes 2003: Best Motion Picture Made for TV; Best Actor (Albert Finney)

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