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Neville Chamberlain, a British Prime Minister often overshadowed by his wartime successor Winston Churchill, is getting an image makeover – thanks to the release of a new film and his portrayal by Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons.

Munich: The Edge of War, is an adaptation of the Robert Harris bestseller Munich, the story of Chamberlain’s attempts to avoid a war with Hitler in 1938, as the Nazi dictator prepared to invade the former Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic.

“Chamberlain has come down through history as pretty vilified,” Irons argues.

The British PM was photographed waving an agreement with Hitler after the Munich conference of 1938, declaring “peace for our time.”