“Stronger” is another of those inspiring real life stories of an ordinary, in this case working class man or woman overcoming illness or disability and becoming, as the film’s synopsis describes it, “a symbol of hope”.
Winston Churchill has been portrayed many times on film and television. And the further away in time we get from his life, particularly the war years, the more freedom it give us to speculate on the man. The role has almost become another “King Lear” for the older actor. Brian Cox has already given us his Lear onstage. Now he tackles Winston on film.