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Young Winston


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starring Simon Ward
As a boy Winston Churchill is a constant disappointment to his overpowering father nanaolph, and an academic failure. However, when his father dies, Lady Churchill uses her position to ensure a commission for her son in the 21st Lancers, and helps set his feet firmly on the path to future greatness.
Screenplay by Carl Foreman adapted from the book My Early Life by Winston Churchill
Produced by Carl Foreman Directed by Richard Attenborough
Films: page 27


Screenplay by: Carl Foreman
Book by: Winston Churchill
Produced By: Carl Foreman
Directed By: Richard Attenborough
Winston Churchill: Simon Ward
Lord Randolph Churchill: Robert Shaw
Lady Randolph Churchill: Anne Bancroft
Mr Welldon: Jack Hawkins
George E Buckle: Ian Holm
David Lloyd George: Anthony Hopkins
Gen Bindon Blood: Patrick Magee
Capt Haldane: Edward Woodward
General Kitchener: John Mills
Elderly officer: Raymond Huntley
Prep school headmaster: Robert Hardy
Butcher: Colin Blakely
Prince of Wales: Reginald Marsh
Austen Chamberlain: Jeremy Child
Pamela Plowden: Jane Seymour
Capt Weaver: Dinsdale Landen
Major Finn: Thorley Walters
Mounted Boer: Andrew Faulds
Howard: John Woodvine
Dewsnap: Norman Rossington
Sir Winston Churchill: Sanders Watney

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