Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

That's a Wrap: Churchill

01/07/16

A new Winston Churchill biopic starring Brian Cox as the iconic wartime leader has wrapped in the Edinburgh city region following five weeks of filming.

Filming at Calton Hill

Churchill follows five tense days leading up to the D-Day invasion as the British Prime Minister, terrified of repeating the disastrous Gallipoli landings of the WW1, battles with himself as well as the Allied leaders in preparation of the invasion.

Miranda Richardson plays Churchill’s wife Clemmie from whom he gains much support as he goes up against the likes of Mad Men’s John Slattery as General Eisenhower.

The film, which received funding from Creative Scotland, is written by author and historian Alex von Tunzelmann while Jonathan Teplitzky takes up directing duties.

Teplitzky is no stranger to the area having filmed The Railway Man starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman in Edinburgh and East Lothian back in 2012. Churchill marks his return to feature films after working on the critically acclaimed television series’, Broadchurch, Indian Summers and Marcella.

Producers Nick Taussig and Paul Van Carter from Salon Pictures told Screen “With an exceptional script, a powerhouse performance by Brian Cox, and Jonathan’s crafting of a beautiful piece of cinema, we think this is the definitive portrayal of Churchill. Taking the less predictable path with such a wonderful cast will bring this story home to a global audience.”