Description

80 years after the outbreak of World War II, this new series follows leading Hollywood actors Helena Bonham Carter, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas and Carey Mulligan, as they re-trace the footsteps of their grandparents during that conflict. Combining key moments in history with fresh biographical insights, My Grandparents’ War reveals the extraordinary impact of war on ordinary people.

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Description

80 years after the outbreak of World War II, this new series follows leading Hollywood actors Helena Bonham Carter, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas and Carey Mulligan, as they re-trace the footsteps of their grandparents during that conflict. Combining key moments in history with fresh biographical insights, My Grandparents’ War reveals the extraordinary impact of war on ordinary people.

    • EPISODE 1

    Helena Bonham Carter

    Actress Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, Harry Potter series) explores the stories of both sets of her grandparents—neither of whom were conventional war heroes, but who both saved countless lives during World War II. She learns how her grandmother used her position to speak out against anti-Semitism, and discovers her grandfather’s role as a Spanish diplomat in helping Jews escape the Holocaust.

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    • CC
    • 48 Minutes

    Actress Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, Harry Potter series) explores the stories of both sets of her grandparents—neither of whom were conventional war heroes, but who both saved countless lives during World War II. She learns how her grandmother used her position to speak out against anti-Semitism, and discovers her grandfather’s role as a Spanish diplomat in helping Jews escape the Holocaust.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 48 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Mark Rylance

    Actor Mark Rylance (Dunkirk, Bridge of Spies) explores the extraordinary World War II story of his grandfather, a banker for HSBC, who bravely joined the Hong Kong Volunteer Defense Corps and was then captured and held as a prisoner of war for nearly four years. Rylance uncovers the horrors of the POW camps and examines his own beliefs about war and peace as he fills in his family history.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 48 Minutes

    Actor Mark Rylance (Dunkirk, Bridge of Spies) explores the extraordinary World War II story of his grandfather, a banker for HSBC, who bravely joined the Hong Kong Volunteer Defense Corps and was then captured and held as a prisoner of war for nearly four years. Rylance uncovers the horrors of the POW camps and examines his own beliefs about war and peace as he fills in his family history.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 48 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Kristin Scott Thomas

    Actress Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour, The English Patient) knew her grandfather served in the Royal Navy during World War II, but he never spoke about his experiences. Now, she visits with historians and the families of other veterans to piece together a lost chapter of her family history, learning how he saved thousands at Dunkirk and survived the war’s most devastating battles.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 48 Minutes

    Actress Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour, The English Patient) knew her grandfather served in the Royal Navy during World War II, but he never spoke about his experiences. Now, she visits with historians and the families of other veterans to piece together a lost chapter of her family history, learning how he saved thousands at Dunkirk and survived the war’s most devastating battles.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 48 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Carey Mulligan

    Actress Carey Mulligan (Mudbound, The Great Gatsby) travels to Japan to find out more about her grandfather’s experiences as a British naval officer during World War II. Speaking with historians and others impacted by the war, she discovers how her grandfather survived a Kamikaze attack, and learns the extent of the devastation he witnessed in Tokyo.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 48 Minutes

    Actress Carey Mulligan (Mudbound, The Great Gatsby) travels to Japan to find out more about her grandfather’s experiences as a British naval officer during World War II. Speaking with historians and others impacted by the war, she discovers how her grandfather survived a Kamikaze attack, and learns the extent of the devastation he witnessed in Tokyo.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 48 Minutes
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