Steven Poliakoff: A Gathering Storm

The writer and director Stephen Poliakoff talks to Charlotte Crow about how his view of the recent past has informed his new film, Glorious 39, a historical thriller.

‘I got really gripped with the idea of what a close-run thing it was that I and my family and so many other people are here at all today as Jews, and the fact that Britain didn’t do a deal with Hitler’, says the renowned playwright, film-maker and director Stephen Poliakoff.He is referring to the ideas that underpin his latest work, Glorious 39, a historical thriller set in Britain in the months leading up to the outbreak of war.

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