Stephen Dillane joins Winston Churchill drama Darkest Hour

Stephen Dillane in Game Of Thrones

by James White |
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You may have seen, and been impressed by, the image of Gary Oldman as he'll look playing Winston Churchill in World War II drama Darkest Hour. As Joe Wright kicks off shooting on the film, he's added Game Of Thrones' Stephen Dillane to the cast.

The film, written by Anthony McCarten, traces the early days of Churchill's time as prime minister, when he faced a tough choice between a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany or standing his ground and fighting in the face of huge opposition, going on to victory (spoiler alert) and a lot of memorable speeches.

Dillane joins a cast that also includes Ben Mendelsohn as King George VI, Kristin Scott Thomas as Churchill's wife and confidant, Clementine, John Hurt as Neville Chamberlain, the man Churchill succeeded and Lily James, playing his personal secretary, Elizabeth Nel.

With Working Title and Focus Features backing this one, Darkest Hour will land in US cinemas on 24 November next year, before making its way to our beaches (and cinemas) on 29 December.

Anthony McCarten writing Darkest Hour.

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