Churchill's Secret

Churchill's Secret

Average Rating:
Rate this:
"British Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffers from a stroke in the summer of 1953, which is consequently kept a secret from the rest of the world"--from
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9781627897914
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 110 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
digital, optical, stereo, 2.0, rda


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jan 23, 2018

I found this a very interesting movie. Good acting, particularly Michael Gambon as Churchill. I enjoyed the part played by the nurse. She added interest to a stuffy and somewhat dysfunctional family.

Jul 09, 2017

Really slow, terribly boring.

Jun 02, 2017

A moving depiction of a little-known post-war episode in the life of an amazing man.

Dec 30, 2016

Aired on PBS in the spring of 2016. An excellent personal look at Churchill's final months. Well done!

Dec 11, 2016

I do not know much about Winston Churchill, besides him being P.M. during the war. This film is interesting because it portrays him in 1953, he suffers a stroke that is followed by another one, which is more severe. He is lying on his death bed, only to be surrounded by cagey politicians, bickering family members. He has a supportive young nurse (a fictional character in the film) who is very dedicated and provides not only care and kindness but also inspiration and hope. Churchill tells her, "growing old is not for cowards." He was 78 when his stroke happened, but he seemed to have a determined soul and spirit that sustained him, as well as a true love for his wife who also sustained him and supported him. The film is rather slow moving since he is sickly, but very interesting and worth watching if you have any interest in history. Michael Gabon is terrific as Churchill and really carries the film. It was also filmed on location at Chartwell where Churchill lived in the country.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at PEPL

To Top