Did you watch the BAFTAS? We were glued to them!
Congratulations to Gary Oldman who won the BAFTA for Best Actor for his hugely memorable turn as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright's film Darkest Hour
On a visit to Churchill War Rooms in January, Gary Oldman met one of the Prime Minister's former secretaries, Joy Hunter, pictured above.
In an interview with ITV's This Morning, Joy recalled staff watching a movie at midnight with Churchill:
We sat and we waited and waited. All of a sudden, the door burst open and in he strode in his pyjamas and dressing gown, cigar in one hand, a glass in the other. Then he shouted something like 'Winnie's here, let it roll!'
As you walk through Churchill War Rooms today, you are treading in the footsteps of the real people who inspired the film. There are fascinating stories to be discovered down every corridor and round every corner.
The team behind the Second World War epic spent hours in Churchill War Rooms to ensure they captured the atmosphere and details of the secret bunker perfectly but did you know it’s also a unique venue for meetings and events? Find out more.
Image credits: Winston Churchill seated at his desk in the Map Room in the Cabinet War Rooms © IWM (COL 30) and Gary Oldman pictured at Churchill War Rooms with Churchill's former secretary Joy Hunter © IWMBack to articles