The Tory grandee, who has been an MP since 1983, was 16-years-old when his grandfather died and walked behind his coffin at the 1965 state funeral.
Having many fond memories of Churchill and his wife Clementine, Sir Nicholas knows an accurate portrayal of his grandfather when he sees one.
Speaking with Express.co.uk in his Portcullis House office, complete with Churchill bust in front of his desk, the 69-year-old gave a large seal of approval for Darkest Hour.
Sir Nicholas boomed: “I thought it was excellent, and not only because of the brilliance of the acting and direction. You look at Gary Oldman, before and after – what they achieved with creating my grandfather’s persona is exceptional.
“There have been brilliant Churchill actors before, like Robert Hardy and there have been some absolute snorkers – but I think Gary Oldman has absolutely nailed it. They each have their own way of doing it, but his portrayal of my grandfather is very vivid. One of the very best.
“Y’know I wasn’t old enough [to know Churchill then]. I didn’t live through the war so I don’t know what he was like then. But certainly he and Kristen Scott Thomas who played my grandmother Clementine were brilliant. I knew her [Clemmie] very well. If you close your eyes it is my grandma.”
Source : https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/903794/Darkest-Hour-Winston-Churchill-grandson-Sir-Nicholas-Soames-Gary-Oldman-Oscars234