Brian Cox, best known for his role as Hannibal in Manhunter, delivered one of his most challenging performances this year as Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Churchill. The feature hits Blu-ray and DVD October 3 via Cohen Media Group.
Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man), the project centers on Churchill’s challenges in embarking on D-Day. With close to one million Allied soldiers in the south coast of England ready to storm the beaches of Normandy, France, the operation is set in place. However, Churchill is fearful of repeating the tragedy of World War I’s Battle of Gallipoli which led to over 500,000 casualties. Mad Men’s John Slattery co-stars as Dwight D. Eisenhower and Miranda Richardson (Belle, TV’s Rubicon) is Churchill’s wife Clementine.
Special features on both the Blu-ray and DVD include a featurette on the making of the film.