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: 6.7/10 from 250 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/Uncle Frank
  • Jack Huston

    as Ellis Cole
  • Helen McCrory

    as Sophie Smith
  • Eddie Marsan

    as Sammy Smith
  • Jake Lacy

    as Carl Lundbeck/Brannigan
  • Rachael Stirling

    as Phyl Moore
  • Henry Goodman

    as Gabriel Baker
  • Paul Ritter

    as Raymond Parfitt
  • Richard E. Grant

    as Roger Swain
  • Nicholas Murchie

    as Bus Conductor
  • Amanda Root

    as Cecy/Mrs Brown (Careless Talk Film)
  • Patrick Gibson

    as Rex, the Clapper Loader
  • Darren Clarke

    as The Gaffer
  • Ed Birch

    as Walter, the Director (Careless Talk Film)
  • Lissa Evans

    as Make-up Woman (Careless Talk Film)
  • Richard Bevan

    as Mr Richards (Dubbing Editor)
  • Gaby Chiappe

    as Dolly (Carrot Film)
  • Amanda Fairbank-Hynes

    as Mabel (Carrot Film)
  • Lily Knight

    as Rose Starling
  • Francesca Knight

    as Lily Starling
  • Bella Ava Georgiou

    as Pearl (Girl on the Tube)
  • Alfie Stewart

    as Soldier on the Tube
  • Mossie Smith

    as Female Warden
  • Jay Simpson

    as Alf Reynolds
  • Frances Jeater

    as Spitfires Collector
  • Claudia Jessie

    as Doris Cleavley/Lily
  • Stephanie Hyam

    as Angela Ralli-Thomas/Rose
  • Richard Syms

    as Head Waiter
  • Natalia Ryumina

    as Muriel (Ellis's Friend)
  • Rebecca Saire

    as Mortuary Nurse
  • Jeremy Irons

    as Secretary of War
  • Miles Richardson

    as Movietone Newsreader
  • Gordon Brown

    as Chick, the 1st AD
  • Julia Lewis

    as The Make-Up Artist
  • Liliana Gane

    as The Wardrobe Mistress
  • Hubert Burton

    as Wyndham Best/Johnnie (the Hero)
  • Michael Marcus

    as Alex, the Director
  • Stephen Boswell

    as War Widows Collector
  • Feline Allentoft

    as Wyndham Best's Girlfriend
  • Ellie Haddington

    as Catrin's Landlady
  • Florence Woolley

    as Corona Cinema Usherette
  • Joanna Brookes

    as Woman in Corona
  • Patrick Osborne

    as Soldier in Corona
  • Cathy Murphy

    as Vee (uncredited)
  • Emma Cunniffe

    as Ettie (uncredited)
  • Clive Russell

    as Mr. Starling (uncredited)
  • Letty Butler

    as First Waitress (uncredited)
  • Nell Barlow

    as Second Waitress (uncredited)
  • Steve Carroll

    as Boom Operator (uncredited)
  • Kornelia Horvath

    as Woman in the Shelter (uncredited)
  • Katie Jackson

    as Secretary to Mr. Swain (uncredited)
  • Lee Whitlock

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