adrian-johnstonAdrian Johnston is reuniting with director Charles Sturridge on the upcoming ITV/PBS movie Churchill’s Secret. The film is adapted by Stewart Harcourt (Treasure Island, Poirot) from Jonathan Smith’s book The Churchill Secret: KBO and stars Michael Gambon as Sir Winston Churchill, Lindsay Duncan as Clementine Churchill, as well as Romola Garai, Matthew Macfayden, Bill Paterson, Daisy Lewis, Tara Fitzgerald, James Wilby and Rachel Stirling. The drama is told from the point of view of Churchill’s nurse Millie Appleyard and follows the British Prime Minister’s battle to recover from a stroke in 1953, as his wife hopes it will force him to retire, and his political friends and foe strategize as to who will succeed him. Hal Voel (Endgame) and David Aukin (Hyde Park on HudsonSirens) are producing the project for Daybreak Pictures, alongside Rebecca Eaton (Downton AbbeySherlock). Johnston (Becoming JaneKinky BootsBrideshead Revisited) and Sturridge have previously collaborated numerous times on such films as ShackletonLassie and The ScapegoatChurchill’s Secret will premiere in the U.S. in 2016 as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series.