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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

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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:

$10,358,387
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Trademark Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Early in the movie, Tom Hughes' character, Leo Galich, is arrested for being German. The actor has played Prince Albert in the show Victoria, a person of German ascent and reportedly unwelcome within the court of Queen Victoria precisely for that. See more »

Quotes

Joan Stanley: Use your heart instead of your head.
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Interesting but never really changes gear
25 April 2019 | by muamba_eats_toastSee all my reviews

The film as mentioned was extremely interesting but failed to ever really leave 2nd gear the performances was fine and I wasn't bored but it just felt like it could have had another level to it and could really have exploded into action towards the end but continued to plod on at a mediocre pace. Reasonable but nothing special.


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