Winston Churchill is considered Britain’s greatest Prime Minister. He led the country through World War II, at times standing alone against Nazi Germany.
Churchill appears in the episode, “Victory of the Daleks.” On some unknown occasion in the past he befriended the Doctor and is the only person known to be able to phone the TARDIS and ask for his help. Churchill is famously hard-headed, being willing to go to almost any lengths to defeat the enemy and is also interested in any new technology that might help the fight, two qualities which led him into thinking the Daleks might be the solution to Britain’s desperate plight. But his practicality and indomitable spirit mean that he can also become one of the monsters’ deadliest foes. He and the Doctor have an easy friendship, one steady, the other mercurial. They’re similar in many ways.
About Ian McNeice
Ian McNeice is one of Britain’s most respected actors. He toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company and arrived on Broadway in 1981 in the play, 'The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.' He has appeared in films such as '84 Charing Cross Road,' 'No Escape,' 'The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain,' 'Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls,' 'A Life Less Ordinary,' 'Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason,' 'The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,' 'Day of the Dead,' and 'Valkyrie.' His television credits include the original BBC miniseries 'Edge of Darkness,' Frank Herbert’s 'Dune,' 'Spartacus,' and 'Rome.'