Their Finest: Exclusive clip of the Gemma Arterton-starring drama

Jack Shepherd

With an excellent cast including Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy, Richard E. Grant and Sam Claflin, there’s a lot of excitement for World War II drama Their Finest.

Directed by Lone Scherfig (Riot Club), the film - based on Lissa Evans’ novel Their Finest Hour and a Half - has been winning rave reviews.

Above, The Independent is premiering a clip from Their Finest which see’s Catrin Cole (Arteton) meet Roger Swain (Grant) and Tom Buckley (Claflin) for the first time.

The official synopses reads:

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered with fellow writer, Buckley (Sam Claflin), the pair, along with fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), reluctantly joins forces on a movie to warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the US public.

Arteton recently appeared in the post-apocalyptic The Girl With All The Gifts, her next project being the animated television series Watership Down. Sam Claflin, meanwhile, will next star in My Cousin Rachel alongside Rachel Weisz.

Their Finest reaches cinemas 21 April.