Michael Gambon to play Winston Churchill in ITV drama

Churchill’s Secret is based on Jonathan Smith’s book set in 1953, when the former prime minister had a strokeSir Michael Gambon is to play Winston Churchill in a new ITV drama about his final years in office opposite Lindsay Duncan as his wife, Clementine.Churchill’s Secret is based on Jonathan Smith’s recently published book, The Churchill Secret: KBO, set during the summer of 1953 when the then-peacetime prime minister had a stroke, which was kept secret from the world. Related: Paloma Faith and Stanley Tucci to star in ITV's Peter Pan drama Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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