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Red Joan (2018)

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The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.

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Trevor Nunn

Writers:

Lindsay Shapero (screenplay), Jennie Rooney (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judi Dench ... Joan Stanley
Nina Sosanya ... Ms. Hart
Laurence Spellman ... Patrick Adams
Nicola Sloane ... Joan's neighbour
Sophie Cookson ... Young Joan
Tereza Srbova ... Sonya Galich
Freddie Gaminara ... William Mitchell
Raj Swamy Raj Swamy ... Kharak
Tom Hughes ... Leo Galich
Adrian Wheeler ... Heckler
Ben Miles ... Nick
Lulu Meissner ... Waitress
Phill Langhorne ... Uniformed officer
Mike Sykes Mike Sykes ... Security guard
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Max Davis
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Storyline

English born Joan Stanley, a Soviet and communist party sympathizer, becomes employed as a British government civil servant, and gets recruited by the KGB in the mid 1930s. She successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union (Russia), which enables them to keep up with the west in the development of atomic weapons, and remains undetected as a spy for over a half a century. Written by Unknownian

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Rated R for brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Embankment Films

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Joan See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,949, 21 April 2019

Gross USA:

$1,579,730

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,188,561
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Production Co:

Trademark Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Loosely based on the real life case of Civil Servant Melita Norwood (1912-2005) who successfully passed classified information about the British Atomic program to the Russians in the 1940s & 50s. This was only discovered in 1992 by which time the Ministry of Defence declined to prosecute the then 80 year old . See more »

Quotes

Joan Stanley: I was fighting for the living, I loved my country!
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Best Of British
22 April 2019 | by AlanjackdSee all my reviews

With all the superhero big budget claptrap around , it's good to see a proper well made British movie.

Everything works perfect here. From the script to the direction including costume and design it all becomes jigsaw pieces of a fantastic tale.

For me , each and everyone gives a marvellous performance to make this an early contender for hit of the year. Of course it won't win anything come award time but neither did The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie movie....and this is just as good. Just a brilliant story...with a dollop of history thrown in.

The young Judi Dench gives a brilliant performance .

Forget all the blockbusters and settle down for this...I gave 8 because I would have liked an extra 20 minutes or so to delve into KGB or MI5...but alas no, FANTASTIC


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