Period thriller Glorious 39 is Stephen Poliakoff's long awaited return to cinema after a decade of hugely successful BBC television dramas including the BAFTA winning Capturing Mary and Emmy Award winning The Lost Prince.
Glorious 39 is a British thriller, set in London and the idyllic Norfolk countryside when Britain stands on the brink of war. Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, is at the forefront of the movement to appease Hitler whilst others, with Winston Churchill as their powerful figurehead, believe that war is essential to combat the Nazi threat.
The story is centred around the formidable Keyes family, who are determined to preserve their very traditional, English way of life in the midst of this political uncertainty.
The adopted, eldest sibling Anne is a budding young actress in love with Foreign Office official Lawrence. Anne's seemingly perfect, carefree life surrounded by friends and family, begins to dramatically unravel when she stumbles across secret recordings hidden by outside forces in the out-buildings of the family home. Whilst trying to uncover the origin of these recordings, a tangled web of dark secrets begins to unfurl, along with a growing sense of menace and betrayal.
Glorious 39 stars Award-winning British actress ROMOLA GARAI (Atonement), Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning actor BILL NIGHY (Notes on a Scandal, Love Actually, Gideon's Daughter, OSCAR-winning screen icon JULIE CHRISTIE (Away From Her, Finding Neverland), EDDIE REDMAYNE (The Other Boleyn Girl), JUNO TEMPLE (Atonement, Year One, Wild Child), EMMY and BAFTA award winning screen actress JENNY AGUTTER (An American Werewolf in London), DAVID TENNANT (Dr Who), CHARLIE COX (Stardust), JEREMY NORTHAM (Gosford Park) and the legendary CHRISTOPHER LEE (Lord of The Rings, Golden Compass.)