McTeer in HBO’s Churchill at War


Oscar-nominated actress Janet McTeer has been tapped to star opposite Brendan Gleeson in “Churchill at War,” HBO Films/BBC Films’ follow-up to “The Gathering Storm,” their much-heralded biopic of Winston Churchill.

The Hollywood Reporter says “Churchill,” from Scott Free Productions and Rainmark Films, picks up where “Storm” left off and explores how the traits that made Churchill (Gleeson) a great wartime leader during World War II were the same ones that resulted in his ouster within weeks of the war’s end.

Like “Storm,” “Churchill” will provide an intimate look into Churchill’s marriage with wife Clemmie (McTeer). In “Storm,” the role of Clemmie Churchill was played by Vanessa Redgrave.

Thaddeus O’Sullivan is directing “Churchill” from a script by Hugh Whitemore.

Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and Julie Payne executive produce, while Frank Doelger, Tracey Scoffield and Ann Wingate serve as producers.