Brian Cox is set to take on the role of Winston Churchill as filming gets under way on new feature film Churchill.

Brian Cox in Churchill - Graeme Hunter © Salon Churchill Limited 2016

Brian Cox in Churchill - Graeme Hunter © Salon Churchill Limited 2016

Cox is the latest actor to take on this iconic role as he teams up with filmmaker Jonathan Teplitzky.

Churchill is the first feature film for Teplitzky since The Railway Man in 2013 but he has been working in television with the likes of Broadchurch, Indian Summers, and Marcella under his belt.

Cox is one of the best British actors around and I cannot wait to see him in the role of this wartime Prime Minister.

Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, and James Purefoy are on board as Clementine Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower, and King Bertie. Julian Wadham, Richard Durden, and Ella Purnell complete the cast list.

1944: as tensions mount in the 48-hours preceding D-Day, the now-beleaguered Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Cox), must prepare a final attempt to crush Hitler's encroaching army. With the entire War effort ultimately hinging on this decision, the stakes have never been higher.

As the Wartime leader clashes with his generals, tension builds with the Americans, and Churchill must wrestle his inner-demons in order to navigate the Allies to victory.

Churchill was developed with the assistance of the BFI, Nick Taussig, and Paul Van Carter of Salon Pictures are producing, with Piers Tempest and Jo Bamford's Tempo Productions, alongside Claudia Bluemhuber of Silver Reel. Embankment Films' Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar are handling international sales, Silver Reel finance with Lipsync and Creative Scotland.

Filming has started in Scotland but there is no word on a potential release date for the upcoming biopic.

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