Darkest Hour is a 2017 war drama film directed by Joe Wright and written by Anthony McCarten.
Set in May 1940, it stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill and is an account of his early days as Prime Minister during World War II and the May 1940 War Cabinet Crisis, while Nazi Germany’s Wehrmacht swept across Western Europe and threatened to defeat the United Kingdom.
The German advance leads to friction at the highest levels of government between those who would make a peace treaty with Adolf Hitler, and Churchill, who refused. The film also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, and Ronald Pickup.
Watched this because of the Mark Kermode review…
and me wondering about the ‘Train Scene’. Yes, it is a bit on the nose and unnecessary. But Oldman does immerse himself in the role (and makeup) to deliver a convincing performance.