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By THE CHURCHILL PROJECT
Questions on the role of secretary Elizabeth Layton in the 2017 film, and the Annexe where Churchill really ran the wartime government.
Tags: Churchill War Rooms, Darkest Hour, Downing Street Annexe, Elizabeth Layton, Eric MacLennan, Gary Oldman, Joe Armstong, John Colville, Kazuhiro Tsuji, Kirstin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Robert Hardy, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Burton played a magnificent Churchill in “The Gathering Storm.” He also played to the camera, alternating praise with vitriol depending on his audience.
Tags: Clement Attlee, Jack Le Vien, Jane Portal, John Beaufort, John Ramsden, Lady Williams of Elvel, Neville Trotter, Norman Tebbit, Old Vic, Richard Burton, Robert Hardy, The Gathering Storm (1974), The Valiant Years (1962), Winston S. Churchill,
By STEVEN GOLDFIEN M.D.
It’s no coincidence that Winston Churchill, perhaps the greatest statesman in living memory, was remarkably well-versed in history and classic literature. His own writing earned a Nobel Prize, much of it on history and the philosophy of government. Churchill had a profound grasp of human knowledge, learning and behavior, transcending both time and culture. Thus he distilled and expressed the essence of complex issues, making them both approachable and politically effective.
Tags: Annual Register, Federalist Papers, Gibbon, Macaulay, Plato, Robert Hardy, Wilderness Years, Winston S. Churchill,
By T.S.R. HARDY CBE FSA
"Several times again I attempted to climb the peak. I came away from my mountain climbing with a little more understanding, perhaps a few more skills. But mostly I came away with a radiant and profound affection for the mountain himself. Playing him was one of the best things that has ever befallen me. I shall never look down from that peak—but as long as I live I shall delight in gazing upwards towards those towering rocks." - Robert Hardy
Tags: Blenheim Palace, Chartwell, Dan Curtis, David Susskind, Ferdinand Fairfax, Grace Hamblin, Jo Onslow, Mary SOames, Robert Hardy, Wilderness Years, Winston S. Churchill,
By T.S.R HARDY CBE FSA
"My panic was genuine. I felt I had no qualifications whatever to attempt a Titan. Thoughts of the friendliness in Churchill’s voice fled. Robert Hardy was to climb Everest in everyday clothes with an Ordnance Map."
Tags: Anthony Hopkins, Battle of Alamein, Chartwell, Ferdinand Fairfax, Grace Hamblin, John Spencer-Churchill, Martin Gilbert, Mary SOames, Neville Chamberlain, Richard Burton, Robert Hardy, Wilderness Years, Winston S. Churchill,