Sir Tom Moore Movie: Which Star Should Play The Hero?

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It has been announced that Sir Tom Moore is to have his life told on the big screen in a big budget British movie.

The news follows what has been an extraordinary year for the 100-year old former British Army Captain, who now holds an honorary Colonel rank via his association with the Army Foundation college in Harrogate.

Earlier this year, Sir Tom raised over £32 million for NHS charities by walking up and down his driveway 100 times. In the summer, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the Queen had approved a knighthood for the fundraiser, and since other honours have followed.

Sir Tom even went top of the charts with his charity single, made in collaboration with Michael Ball.

And the plaudits keep on coming. The latest is the news that a Sir Tom film is in the works.

But who should play the leading role of Captain Tom? Vote below and find out more about the leading men in the frame for the job.


Sir Michael Caine is just 13 years junior to Sir Tom. Credit: Shutterstock

Who Could It Be?

Sir Ian McKellen

Perhaps most famous for his joint leading roles in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the X-Men series of comic book movies, Sir Ian is one of Britain’s best-loved actors. The 81-year-old was recently seen on screen in the mystery thriller The Good Liar alongside Dame Helen Mirren.

Sir Anthony Hopkins

Or perhaps Sir Anthony Hopkins is your preference … he is, after all, a year closer to Sir Tom in age over Sir Ian McKellen. Hopkins’ most famous role is undoubtedly Hannibal Lector in The Silence of the Lambs, a role he won an Oscar for in 1992.

Could Sir Michael Gambon be cast at the former army Captain? Credit: Shutterstock

Tom Hanks

It seems everybody loves Tom Hanks, but would you vote for him to play Sir Tom in the upcoming biopic? Forrest Gump, Big, Apollo 13 and firm Armed Forces favourite Saving Private Ryan … the list of Tom Hanks’ blockbuster hit movies is endless. If this two-time Oscar winning actor is your choice, vote for him below.

Sir Michael Gambon

Another knight of the realm actor choice is Sir Michael Gambon. The 79-year-old English actor is known for his versatility, playing roles in movies including the 2016 Dad’s Army revamp, the more recent Hatton Gardens heist film King of Thieves and of course, as Dumbledore in the latter Harry Potters.

 Sir Michael Caine

Sir Michael Caine is the oldest actor on our list, and therefore the one who is closest to Sir Tom’s 100 years by some distance. At 87, Sir Michael is considered a national treasure with starring roles in huge films in each of the last six decades. Perhaps Sir Tom will be his next big hit? Vote below if this is the actor for you.

Welsh star Sir Anthony Hopkins is one of the most celebrated actors on the planet. Credit: Shutterstock

Michael Sheen

Michael Sheen is one of the country’s top mimic actors. To date, he has pulled off to acclaim several characters based on real people including Tony Blair in The Queen, Brian Clough in The Damned United and David Frost in Frost/Nixon. But is it realistic to cast a man almost 50 years junior to the real Sir Tom? If you think this is the actor fitting the bill for you, choose him below.


There are also some outside runners in our field, including the superb Jason Watkins, recently seen in ITV’s Des, Sir Kenneth Branagh … because lets face it, every other knight of the realm is involved in this discussion, and celebrated Scottish actor Brian Cox who is currently enjoying great reviews in Sky’s Succession.

Almost 50 years his junior, could Michael Sheen be cast to play Sir Tom Moore? Credit: Shutterstock.

Vote now. We will reveal the answer on Friday afternoon.