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'Darkest Hour' trivia and fun facts

John Hurt John Hurt's final film. The film will also be dedicated in his memory.
Harry Potter as Winston Churchill Gary Oldman is the fifth 'Harry Potter' actor to portray Winston Churchill after Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) in 'Churchill's Secret' (2016), Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew) in 'The King's Speech' (2010), Brendan Gleeson (Mad Eye Moody) in 'Into the Storm' (2009), and Robert Hardy in 'War and Remembrance (1988)(TV)' and 'Bomber Harris' (1989).
Churchill 2017 The second film about Churchill in 2017, the first being "Churchill" starring Brian Cox.
Substitute After John Hurt's passing, the actor will not appear in the movie, and Ronald Pickup will take his part as Neville Chamberlain.
Coincidences If Sir John Hurt didn't dead, this wuold have been the third collaboration with Gary Oldman. They previously appeared in 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' (2011) and 'Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows-Part 2' (2011).