Game of Thrones stars join Keira Knightley in Official Secrets

Casting on director Gavin Hood’s (Eye in the Sky) upcoming drama Official Secrets continues, with Deadline reporting that Game of Thrones alumni Indira Varma and Conleth Hill have joined the project.

The new additions join the previously announced Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game), Matt Smith (The Crown), Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter) and Matthew Goode (The Crown), as well as Tamsin Greig (Episodes), Adam Bakri (Omar), Myanna Buring (Downton Abbey) and John Hefferman (The Crown).

Official Secrets sees Knightley as Katharine Gun, a Mandarin translator working at the British government’s communications HQ, Gchq. Gun leaked a confidential Us National Security Agency email to the Observer newspaper, revealing that she’d been asked to help the Us government spy on Un security council delegations in order to help swing favour towards an invasion of Iraq.

“When I read Katharine Gun’s deeply personal story of conscience, I felt that a
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