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Michael Gambon is the Churchill of all Churchills in 'Masterpiece's' powerful 'Secret'

Michael Gambon is the Churchill of all Churchills in 'Masterpiece's' powerful 'Secret'

Albert Finney, Richard Burton, Bob Hoskins, Timothy Spall, Peter Sellers, Ian McNeice  — these are just a few of the actors who have played Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill on film and television. Two upcoming feature films will add Gary Oldman and Brian Cox to that formidable list, but it is difficult to imagine any of them topping the ragged wonder of Michael Gambon’s performance in “Churchill’s Secret,”  which airs Sunday night on PBS’ “Masterpiece.”

Seriously, “Michael Gambon as Winston Churchill” all but precludes a review — of course he’s great, he’s always great — but here we...

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