Their Finest

Their Finest (2017)

In the fight for freedom everyone played a part.

  • Genre: Romance, War, Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-04-06
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 225 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: BBC Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director:
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During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and Francesca Knight) who undertook their own maritime mission to rescue wounded soldiers are met with mixed feelings by a dismissive all-male staff.

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  • Gemma Arterton

    as Catrin Cole
  • Sam Claflin

    as Tom Buckley
  • Bill Nighy

    as Ambrose Hilliard
  • Richard E. Grant

    as Roger Swain
  • Jack Huston

    as Ellis Cole
  • Helen McCrory

    as Sophie Smith
  • Eddie Marsan

    as Sammy Smith
  • Jake Lacy

    as Carl Lundbeck
  • Rachael Stirling

    as Phyl Moore
  • Jeremy Irons

    as Secretary of War
  • Henry Goodman

    as Gabriel Baker
  • Stephanie Hyam

    as Angela Ralli-Thomas
  • Lily Knight

    as Rose Starling
  • Cathy Murphy

    as Vee
  • Emma Cunniffe

    as Ettie
  • Amanda Root

    as Cecy
  • Patrick Gibson

    as Rex
  • Paul Ritter

    as Raymond Parfitt
  • Hubert Burton

    as Wyndham Best
  • Claudia Jessie

    as Doris Cleavley
  • Francesca Knight

    as Lily Starling
  • Michael Marcus

    as Alex, the Director
  • Gordon Brown

    as Chick, the 1st AD
  • Julia Lewis

    as The Make-Up Artist
  • Clive Russell

    as Mr. Starling
  • Jay Simpson

    as Alf Reynolds
  • Richard Syms

    as Head Waiter
  • Darren Clarke

    as Gaffer
  • Nicholas Murchie

    as Bus Conductor
  • Ed Birch

    as Walter, The Director of Careless Talk Film
  • Mossie Smith

    as Female Warden
  • Letty Butler

    as First Waitress
  • Nell Barlow

    as Second Waitress
  • Rebecca Saire

    as Mortuary Nurse
  • Frances Jeater

    as Spitfires Collector
  • Stephen Boswell

    as War Widows Collector
  • Joanna Brookes

    as Woman in Corona
  • Patrick Osborne

    as Soldier in Corona
  • Gaby Chiappe

    as Dolly (Carrot Film)
  • Amanda Fairbank-Hynes

    as Mabel (Carrot Film)
  • Bella Ava Georgiou

    as Pearl, Girl on the Tube
  • Alfie Stewart

    as Soldier on the Tube
  • Ellie Haddington

    as Catrin's Landlady
  • Liliana Gane

    as Wardrobe Mistress
  • Richard Bevan

    as Mr. Richards, the Dubbing Editor
  • Natalia Ryumina

    as Muriel, Ellis's Friend
  • Steve Carroll

    as Boom Operator
  • Kornelia Horvath

    as Woman in the Shelter
  • Katie Jackson

    as Secretary to Mr. Swain
  • Miles Richardson

    as Movietone Newsreader
  • Lee Whitlock

    as Man in Pub (uncredited)
Directing Lone Scherfig Director
Writing Gaby Chiappe Screenplay
Writing Lissa Evans Novel
Production Andy Surry Production Coordinator
Art Howard Watkins Title Designer
Production Finola Dwyer Producer
Production Amanda Posey Producer
Production Stephen Woolley Producer
Sound Rachel Portman Music
Camera Sebastian Blenkov Director of Photography
Editing Lucia Zucchetti Editor
Art Alice Normington Production Design
Art Gareth Cousins Art Direction
Art Jonathan Houlding Art Direction
Art Liz Griffiths Set Decoration
Art Lynne Huitson Supervising Art Director
Art Nic Pallace Supervising Art Director
Art Craig Price Property Master
Directing Irene Chawko Script Supervisor
Sound Christoph Bauschinger Music Editor
Sound Laura Katz Music Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Hannah Walter Costume Supervisor
Production Vanessa Baker ADR Voice Casting
Lighting Brian Beaumont Gaffer
Lighting Ian Glenister Rigging Gaffer
Camera Kevin Foy Key Grip
Camera Nicola Dove Still Photographer
Visual Effects Chris Reynolds Special Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Erica Winkler Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Alan Banis Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Daniel Nielsen Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Jade Poole Special Effects Coordinator
Editing James Wichall Dialogue Editor
Sound Nina Hartstone ADR Editor
Sound Peter Burgis Foley
Sound Glen Gathard Foley
Sound Glenn Freemantle Sound Designer
Sound Martin Trevis Sound Recordist
Sound Andrew Caller Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Nina Hartstone Supervising Dialogue Editor
Sound Ben Barker Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Glenn Freemantle Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Hanna Canfor Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Catriona Johnstone Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Bella Ava Georgiou Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Eva Marieges Moore Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou Makeup Designer
Production Ivan Dunleavy Executive Producer
Production Zygi Kamasa Executive Producer
Production Christine Langan Executive Producer
Production Richard Mansell Associate Producer
Production Robert Norris Executive Producer
Production Jim Spencer Line Producer
Production Ed Wethered Executive Producer
Crew Polly Duval Post Production Supervisor
Production Kate Hazell Unit Production Manager
Production Emma Crompton Casting Assistant
Production Lucy Bevan Casting
Art Simon Baber Location Scout