Upbeat comedy dramas about bored senior citizens finding life again are as common now as Carry On films were in the sixties and seventies. These too feature a regular ensemble cast playing interchangeable roles; these too have a patchy record. Finding Your Feet, however, sees Wimbledon Director Richard Loncraine join the club with a pleasingly meaningful slice of warmth and humour.
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Voted the Greatest Briton of all time in 2002, the figure of Winston Churchill looms large over both British history and world cinema.
Over thirty actors have depicted the two-time PM on-screen and it takes a performance of real strength to capture his complex character.
Some have it, some don’t. Here are our picks of the best and worst of on-screen Churchills.
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As premiere features go, erstwhile short film-maker Hope Dickson Leach’s The Levelling marks a startlingly good debut for the first time full-length film director. Perfectly framed, and shot with masterful panache, this is a work charged with emotion, understatement and an awareness for its cinematic predecessors.
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