Anthony Hopkins To Portray Sir Nicholas Winton in New Film
- Posted On:August 15, 2023
Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins will portray Sir Nicholas Winton, known as the “British Schindler”, in a film about his efforts that saved 669 Jewish children from the Nazis during World War II.
‘One Life’ tells the story of Sir Nicholas Winton and the children from Prague who were among some 10,000 mostly Jewish children who made it to Britain on what was known as the Kindertransports (children’s transports). Few of them would see their parents again.
The baptized son of Jewish parents, Nicholas Winton was a 29-year-old stockbroker when he arrived in Prague in December 1938. He was planning to go on a skiing holiday in Switzerland but changed his plans when he heard about the refugee crisis in Czechoslovakia, which had just been occupied by the Nazis. Over the following nine months he organised eight trains that carried hundreds of children, the vast majority of them Jewish, from Czechoslovakia to safety in Britain.
Nicholas Winton’s work was little known until the 1980s, when his wife found evidence of the rescues. The discovery led to a reunion with some of the children on television, a scene included in the upcoming movie and a documentary. Nicholas Winton received many honors in his later years, including a knighthood.
He died in 2015 at the age of 106.
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The film will also star Johnny Flynn and Helena Bonham-Carter
The film is an adaptation of ‘It’s Not Impossible… The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton’, a biography written by his daughter.
We look forward to following the progress of this film.