Digital Spy is reporting that Michael Gambon will be taking on the role of Winston Churchill in ITV’s feature film, Churchill’s Secret. The project will focus on the late Prime Minister’s health problems during his second term in 1953. A few more details may be read below:

The story will be told from the point of view of the Prime Minister’s young nurse Millie Appleyard, who cared for him after he suffered a life-threatening stroke.

The drama is based on Jonathan Smith’s recently published book The Churchill Secret: KBO, and will be adapted for the screen by Stewart Harcourt.

ITV’s Director of Drama, Steve November, said: “Churchill’s Secret is the extraordinary and compelling story of how one of our country’s most famous political figures battled back from life-threatening illness to hold on to power.

“We’re delighted to commission Churchill’s Secret from Daybreak Pictures and to be working with Michael Gambon as Sir Winston Churchill and Lindsay Duncan as his wife Clemmie.”

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