‘Six Minutes to Midnight’ trailer: Judi Dench stars in ‘Downton’ director’s new WW2 drama

Originally set for release last year, Six Minutes to Midnight now has a release date and a trailer.

The new period drama movie stars Judi Dench (Casino Royale), James D’Arcy (Broadchurch), Jim Broadbent (War and Peace), and Eddie Izzard (Victoria & Abdul).

Based on real events, Six Minutes to Midnight is directed by Andy Goddard, who helmed several episode of Downton Abbey.

Six Minutes to Midnight will now skip a cinema release in the UK, which is currently in its third national lockdown, premiering instead on Sky Cinema and NOW TV from Friday 26th March.

It’ll be released in cinemas in Australia on Thursday 4th March.

The film is expected to arrive in the US later this year, unless a digital streaming service picks it up before then – we’ll keep you updated!

Watch the trailer:


The official synopsis reads: “Summer 1939, Hitler’s power is growing and tensions between the UK and Germany are at boiling point. The Augusta Victoria College, a finishing school for daughters and god-daughters of the Nazi elite on the south-coast of England, is under close scrutiny after the mysterious disappearance of their teacher Mr Wheatley.

“The school governess, Miss Rocholl (Judi Dench), hires journeyman teacher Thomas Miller (Eddie Izzard) to replace Wheatley and help prepare the girls for the Anglo-German fellowship. Thomas slowly raises the suspicions of Ilse Keller (Carla Juri), the girls’ German tutor, who has secrets of her own.

“Caught in the crossfires, Thomas is framed for murder and goes on the run to clear his name and uncover Ilse’s true plan for the girls. Can he stop her before it’s too late?”

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection DVD box set is available on Amazon.