Churchill History Lecture Series: Churchill and the Movie Mogul – John Fleet

12 Feb 2019
Location: Wolfson Hall, Churchill College
Start time: 17:30
End time: 19:00

The story of a unique collaboration between Britain’s wartime leader and its only ever movie mogul, told in a special screening of this new documentary, followed by a Q&A with writer/director John Fleet and Allen Packwood, Director of the Churchill Archives.


During Churchill’s “wilderness years”, he was employed by the film producer Alexander Korda, as a screenwriter and historical advisor.  This film reveals how Churchill’s life-long interest in storytelling influenced his approach to politics and ultimately his wartime strategy.  Churchill played a pivotal role in one of the most defining dramas of the twentieth century and has been immortalised on screen many times since.  The nature of that role is explored here through the prism of the moving picture industry and his role in it.       

Contributors : Charles Barr, Charles Drazin, Stephen Fry, David Lough, Jonathan Rose, David Thomson,  Lady Williams.

Duration : 70 minutes

John Fleet

John Fleet

John Fleet is a British film director and producer. He studied International Business with French at the University of the West of England, graduating with First Class Honours. He worked for Ogilvy & Mather in Paris for many years as an advertising creative, before embarking on a film career. Churchill and the Movie Mogul is his first feature documentary.

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Bookings are not necessary — all welcome.


For all enquiries please contact Amanda Jones, Archives Administrator. T: 01223 336166.

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