Their Finest Solarmovie

Their Finest (2017)


During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and Francesca Knight) who undertook their own maritime mission to rescue wounded soldiers are met with mixed feelings by a dismissive all-male staff.

Their Finest Solarmovie
Solarmovie Score: 6.8/10 from 248 votes
Release Date: 2017-04-06
Status: Released
Run time: 117 min / 1:57
Production Studio : BBC Films, HanWay Films, Number 9 Films, Filmgate Films, Ripken Productions, Pinewood Pictures, Wildgaze Films, Film i Väst
Production Country: United Kingdom


Gemma Arterton
as Catrin Cole
Sam Claflin
as Tom Buckley
Bill Nighy
as Ambrose Hilliard/Uncle Frank
Jack Huston
as Ellis Cole
Helen McCrory
as Sophie Smith
Eddie Marsan
as Sammy Smith
Jake Lacy
as Carl Lundbeck/Brannigan
Rachael Stirling
as Phyl Moore
Henry Goodman
as Gabriel Baker
Paul Ritter
as Raymond Parfitt
Richard E. Grant
as Roger Swain
Nicholas Murchie
as Bus Conductor
Amanda Root
as Cecy/Mrs Brown (Careless Talk Film)
Patrick Gibson
as Rex, the Clapper Loader
Darren Clarke
as The Gaffer
Ed Birch
as Walter, the Director (Careless Talk Film)
Lissa Evans
as Make-up Woman (Careless Talk Film)
Richard Bevan
as Mr Richards (Dubbing Editor)
Gaby Chiappe
as Dolly (Carrot Film)
Amanda Fairbank-Hynes
as Mabel (Carrot Film)
Lily Knight
as Rose Starling
Francesca Knight
as Lily Starling
Bella Ava Georgiou
as Pearl (Girl on the Tube)
Alfie Stewart
as Soldier on the Tube
Mossie Smith
as Female Warden
Jay Simpson
as Alf Reynolds
Frances Jeater
as Spitfires Collector
Claudia Jessie
as Doris Cleavley/Lily
Stephanie Hyam
as Angela Ralli-Thomas/Rose
Richard Syms
as Head Waiter
Natalia Ryumina
as Muriel (Ellis's Friend)
Rebecca Saire
as Mortuary Nurse
Jeremy Irons
as Secretary of War
Miles Richardson
as Movietone Newsreader
Gordon Brown
as Chick, the 1st AD
Julia Lewis
as The Make-Up Artist
Liliana Gane
as The Wardrobe Mistress
Hubert Burton
as Wyndham Best/Johnnie (the Hero)
Michael Marcus
as Alex, the Director
Stephen Boswell
as War Widows Collector
Feline Allentoft
as Wyndham Best's Girlfriend
Ellie Haddington
as Catrin's Landlady
Florence Woolley
as Corona Cinema Usherette
Joanna Brookes
as Woman in Corona
Patrick Osborne
as Soldier in Corona
Cathy Murphy
as Vee (uncredited)
Emma Cunniffe
as Ettie (uncredited)
Clive Russell
as Mr. Starling (uncredited)
Letty Butler
as First Waitress (uncredited)
Nell Barlow
as Second Waitress (uncredited)
Steve Carroll
as Boom Operator (uncredited)
Kornelia Horvath
as Woman in the Shelter (uncredited)
Katie Jackson
as Secretary to Mr. Swain (uncredited)
Lee Whitlock
as Man in Pub (uncredited)


Directing Lone Scherfig Director
Sound Rachel Portman Music
Costume & Make-Up Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou Makeup Designer
Production Zygi Kamasa Executive Producer
Production Stephen Woolley Producer
Sound Glenn Freemantle Sound Designer
Sound Glenn Freemantle Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Ben Barker Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Peter Burgis Foley
Camera Sebastian Blenkov Director of Photography
Production Christine Langan Executive Producer
Editing Lucia Zucchetti Editor
Production Amanda Posey Producer
Costume & Make-Up Charlotte Walter Costume Designer
Production Lucy Bevan Casting
Art Liz Griffiths Set Decoration
Art Alice Normington Production Design
Production Finola Dwyer Producer
Sound Martin Trevis Sound Recordist
Production Kate Rhodes James Casting
Production Peter Watson Executive Producer
Camera Nicola Dove Still Photographer
Production Richard Mansell Associate Producer
Sound Andrew Caller Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Elizabeth Karlsen Producer
Production Jim Spencer Line Producer
Sound Christoph Bauschinger Music Editor
Writing Lissa Evans Novel
Production Robert Norris Executive Producer
Sound Glen Gathard Foley
Directing Irene Chawko Script Supervisor
Sound Nina Hartstone ADR Editor
Sound Nina Hartstone Supervising Dialogue Editor
Lighting Brian Beaumont Gaffer
Visual Effects Alan Banis Visual Effects Supervisor
Art Howard Watkins Title Designer
Production Ed Wethered Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Eva Marieges Moore Makeup Artist
Art Lynne Huitson Supervising Art Director
Art Craig Price Property Master
Writing Gaby Chiappe Screenplay
Art Jonathan Houlding Art Direction
Production Thorsten Schumacher Executive Producer
Sound Laura Katz Music Supervisor
Art Gareth Cousins Art Direction
Crew Polly Duval Post Production Supervisor
Sound James Wichall Dialogue Editor
Costume & Make-Up Hannah Walter Costume Supervisor
Production Vanessa Baker ADR Voice Casting
Visual Effects Chris Reynolds Special Effects Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Bella Ava Georgiou Makeup Artist
Camera Kevin Foy Key Grip
Crew Jade Poole Special Effects Coordinator
Art Nic Pallace Supervising Art Director
Lighting Ian Glenister Rigging Gaffer
Visual Effects Erica Winkler Visual Effects Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Hanna Canfor Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Catriona Johnstone Hairstylist
Production Andy Surry Production Coordinator
Production Ivan Dunleavy Executive Producer
Production Kate Hazell Unit Production Manager
Production Emma Crompton Casting Assistant
Art Simon Baber Location Scout
Visual Effects Daniel Nielsen Visual Effects Supervisor