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The Gathering Storm (2002 film) Quotes

The Gathering Storm is a television program that first aired in 1970 . The Gathering Storm ended in 1970.

It features Frank Doelger as producer, Howard Goodall as theme composer, and Peter Hannan as head of cinematography.

The Gathering Storm is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of The Gathering Storm is 96 minutes long. The Gathering Storm is distributed by British Broadcasting Corporation (UK). Spinoffs for this show include Into the Storm (2009 film).

The cast includes: Albert Finney as Winston Churchill, Vanessa Redgrave as Clemmie Churchill, Tom Wilkinson as Sir Robert Vansittart, Linus Roache as Ralph Wigram, Ronnie Barker as David Inches, and Jim Broadbent as Desmond Morton.

The Gathering Storm Quotes

Albert Finney as Winston Churchill

  • (Albert Finney) "I like pigs. Dogs look up to you; cats look down on you; pigs treat you as equals."
  • (Albert Finney) "I'm the new First lord."
  • (Unnamed) "We know, sir."
  • (Albert Finney) "How do you know?"
  • (Unnamed) "A signal was sent to the fleet this afternoon, sir."
  • (Albert Finney) "What signal?"
  • (Unnamed) "Winston is back."
  • (Albert Finney) "He bloody well is."
  • (Albert Finney) "I've lived too long, I'm in the ruck, I've drunk too deeply of the cup, I cannot spend, I cannot fuck, I'm down and out. I'm buggered up."
  • (Albert Finney) "There may be a war. I grant you that. Nevertheless we shall win."
  • (Linus Roache) "How can you say that? It's just mindless optimism."
  • (Albert Finney) "When I was at school, I had a friend called Merlind Evans. And one day we were talking about what we would do when we were grown up. And I don't know why I said this, or, why I thought it, but I said, "One day in the future, Britain will be in great danger, and it will fall to me to save London and the Empire.""
  • (Linus Roache) "Schoolboy fantasy. I wanted to play for England or climb Everest."
  • (Albert Finney) "My destiny. And I truly believe it."
  • (Linus Roache) "You're an extraordinary man, Winston."
  • (Albert Finney) "I am, I know it."
  • (Linus Roache) "Nobody but you could say that sort of thing and expect people to believe it."
  • (Albert Finney) "Destiny is what I believe in. Destiny commands. We must obey."
  • (Albert Finney) "Thank you."
  • (Vanessa Redgrave) "For what?"
  • (Albert Finney) "For being rash enough to marry me, foolish enough to stay with me, and -- for loving me in a way -- I though I'd never be loved."
  • (Albert Finney) "Now that I'm in charge of the Navy, Mr. Hitler and his Nazi thugs had better look out. We're going to teach them a lesson that they'll never forget."
  • (Albert Finney) "You're very rude to me, Inches."
  • (Ronnie Barker) "You're very rude to me, sir."
  • (Albert Finney) "Yes but I am a great man."
  • (Ronnie Barker) "No, you're not. You're a stupid ole bugger."

Jim Broadbent as Desmond Morton

  • (Jim Broadbent) "Mr Inches, I think a glass of champagne might be in order."
  • (Ronnie Barker) "Well with respect, sir, I think we might save that for happier days."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "Quite right."
  • (Ronnie Barker) "However, there is a very good claret you might be interested in."

Tom Wilkinson as Sir Robert Vansittart

  • (Tom Wilkinson) "Do you know what Lloyd George said about him? "He'd use the skin of his mother as a drum to sound his own praises.""

Vanessa Redgrave as Clemmie Churchill

  • (Vanessa Redgrave) "I think she wants to do it professionally."
  • (Albert Finney) "Annoy people?"

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