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Genre  Comedy, War
Music director  Simon Boswell, Rod Melvin
Country  United Kingdom
5/10 IMDb

Director  Peter Richardson
Initial DVD release  December 1, 1998
Language  English
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Release date  3 December 2004 (2004-12-03) (UK)
Writer  Peter Richardson, Pete Richens, Marcel Theroux (additional dialogue), Harry Enfield (additional dialogue written by), Phil Cornwell (additional dialogue written by), Rik Mayall (additional dialogue written by), John Sessions (additional dialogue written by)
Cast  Christian Slater (Winston Churchill), Neve Campbell (Princess Elizabeth), Harry Enfield (King George VI), Jon Culshaw (Prime Minister), Leslie Phillips (Lord W'ruff), Miranda Richardson (Eva Braun)
Similar movies  Jackboots on Whitehall (2010), Churchill and the Generals (1981), The Great Dictator (1940), Not Now - Comrade (1976), Crooks Anonymous (1962)

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Churchill: The Hollywood Years is a 2004 British film, directed by Peter Richardson. It stars Christian Slater as Winston Churchill, and Neve Campbell as Elizabeth II. Miranda Richardson and Antony Sher also co-star.


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The film is a satire on the Hollywood take on history, such as U-571 (portraying the capture of an Enigma machine as being by the Americans rather than the British) and Pearl Harbor (where American participation in the Battle of Britain was exaggerated).

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In this parody, the British court and war government consist mainly of idiots and traitors. Adolf Hitler moves into Buckingham Palace and plans to marry into the Windsors. A U.S. Army officer claims the iconic cigar-smoking PM was an actor named Roy Bubbles; however, he was actually USMC lieutenant Winston Churchill who had stolen an enigma code machine and then almost single-handedly won a very alternative battle for Britain.


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It was filmed between 24 March and 12 May 2003. Mainly filmed at the Royal William Yard, Stonehouse, Plymouth

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  • Oldway Mansion doubles as Buckingham Palace
  • Powderham Castle, Exeter
  • The old fish quay at Brixham, Devon doubles as Plymouth Docks
  • Historical characters

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  • Christian Slater as Winston Churchill
  • Neve Campbell as Princess Elizabeth
  • Miranda Richardson as Eva Braun
  • Antony Sher as Adolf Hitler
  • Harry Enfield as King George VI
  • Jessica Oyelowo as Princess Margaret
  • Henry Goodman as Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jon Culshaw as Tony Blair
  • Romany Malco as Denzil Eisenhower
  • David Schneider as Joseph Goebbels
  • Phil Cornwell as Martin Bormann
  • Steve O'Donnell as Hermann Göring
  • John Fabian as Victor Sylvester
  • Other

  • Rik Mayall as Baxter
  • Bob Mortimer as Potter
  • Vic Reeves as Bendle
  • Ashleigh Caldwell as Bette
  • Sally Phillips as Waitress
  • Steve Pemberton as Chester
  • Hamish McColl as Captain Davies (present-day)
  • Leslie Phillips as Lord W'ruff
  • Mackenzie Crook as Jim Charoo
  • Brian Perkins as Radio Presenter
  • James Dreyfus as Mr. Teasy-Weasy
  • Reception

    Phillip French writing in The Observer called the film "a hit and miss affair". Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian gave it three stars and said "It's wildly uneven and very broad, but there are some laughs in Peter Richardson's Comic Strip fantasy of Churchill's real life as a kickass action hero". However, Nev Peirce on the BBC's website panned the film, saying "Sadly, Peter Richardson suffers the fate of many satirists; in trying to mock bad movies, he's simply made a bad movie". The film grossed only £148,326 on its opening weekend across 170 screens in the UK.


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