Writer-producer Carl Foreman was approached by Churchill himself, who suggested his own book, 'My Early Life: A Roving Commission', would make a good film. The result is a lavish and beautifully detailed drama, with Simon Ward in the lead role, detailing Churchill’s service as a cavalry officer in India and the Sudan, as a war correspondent in the Second Boer War, and his election to Parliament at the age of 26. (Powerhouse Films)