One Life: first trailer for Sir Nicholas Winton biopic featuring Anthony Hopkins

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One Life: first trailer for Sir Nicholas Winton biopic featuring Anthony Hopkins

Movie starring Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Flynn and Jonathan Pryce honours life of war-hero and 'British Schindler' who saved hundreds of Jewish children from Czechoslovakia in 1939

Warner Brothers Studios has released the first movie trailer for ‘One Life’, the film honouring the true story of war hero Sir Nicholas Winton. 

The film was made in collaboration with BBC Films. Oscar-winning British actor Anthony Hopkins and Johnny Flynn play the older and younger versions of the man known as the ‘British Schindler’.

The much anticipated teaser features the iconic moment when TV presenter Esther Rantzen, in a now-famous 1988 episode of BBC’s ‘That’s Life’, asks if anyone in the audience are amongst the 669 children that Winton helped bring to the UK from Czechoslovakia, and for them to identify themselves. A huge number of audience members duly stood up.

Johnny Flynn stars as the younger Winton. Pic: Warner Bros.

Nicholas Winton was a young investment banker when, over Christmas 1938, he went to see what help he could offer in Prague. Over the next nine months, he organised the evacuation of 669 children, most of whom were Jewish, to escape the Nazis in an operation later known as the Kindertransport.

Winton spent the rest of his life feeling guilty for those he was unable to save.

The film is based on the book, ‘If It’s Not Impossible…The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton’, written by Winton’s daughter Barbara Winton.

One Life will feature at the London Film Festival on 12th October before its general release to the public in cinemas on January 5th 2024.

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