6.9/10
13,816
72 user 33 critic

Page Eight (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | TV Movie 6 November 2011
Trailer
0:31 | Trailer
Johnny works for MI5. His neighbor Nancy approaches him. When his best friend and boss suddenly dies, Johnny's left to sort out things about the PM, MI5 and US.

Director:

David Hare

Writer:

David Hare
Reviews
Popularity
4,419 ( 234)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Nighy ... Johnny Worricker
Rachel Weisz ... Nancy Pierpan
Tom Hughes ... Ralph Wilson
Michael Gambon ... Benedict Baron
Judy Davis ... Jill Tankard
Rakhee Thakrar ... Muna Hammami
Saskia Reeves ... Anthea Catcheside
Ewen Bremner ... Rollo Maverley
Felicity Jones ... Julianne Worricker
Richard Lintern ... Max Vallance
Holly Aird ... Anna Hervé
Andrew Cleaver Andrew Cleaver ... Brian Lord
Kate Burdette ... Allegra Betts
Ralph Fiennes ... Alec Beasley
Alice Krige ... Emma Baron
Learn more

More Like This 

Salting the Battlefield (TV Movie 2014)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

MI5 officer Johnny Worricker and Margot Tyrell are on the run together across Europe. But Worricker knows his only chance of resolving his problems is to return home and confront his nemesis, the prime minister.

Director: David Hare
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Shazad Latif, Felicity Jones
Turks & Caicos (TV Movie 2014)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Worricker is a retired spy living in the Caribbean. He realizes he is in trouble when four "businessmen" show up. They look like mob bosses, but one actually works for the CIA. He gets help from two former MI5 colleagues back in London.

Director: David Hare
Stars: Winona Ryder, Christopher Walken, Bill Nighy
Skylight (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Lough
Stars: Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy, Matthew Beard
Gideon's Daughter (TV Movie 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A mature man rethinks his life when his daughter begin to ignore him.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Stars: Bill Nighy, Miranda Richardson, Emily Blunt
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex trafficking scandal.

Director: Larysa Kondracki
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence.

Stars: Morven Christie, Anthony Boyle, Christian Cooke
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

As a man contemplates moving to a new state with his wife for her graduate program, an old flame - a woman who often changes identities - reenters his life at a birthday dinner party.

Director: Joshua Marston
Stars: Erin Darke, Rachel Weisz, Hansel Tan
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Director: Fernando Meirelles
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston
The Girl in the Café (TV Movie 2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by Lawrence's professional obligations.

Director: David Yates
Stars: Bill Nighy, Kelly Macdonald, Meneka Das
Wild Target (2010)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A hitman tries to retire, but a beautiful thief may change his plans.

Director: Jonathan Lynn
Stars: Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint
State of Play (2003)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In London, a naive young politician becomes a suspect when his female assistant and mistress is killed in a suspicious accident. The politician's investigative journalist friend and his team uncover a government conspiracy.

Stars: John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Nighy
360 (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A dramatic thriller that weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships.

Director: Fernando Meirelles
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins
Edit

Storyline

Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Sir Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the stability of the organization. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbor and political activist Nancy Pierpan (Rachel Weisz) seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job, and then out of his identity to find out the truth. Set in London and Cambridge, this is a contemporary spy movie for the BBC, which addresses intelligence issues and moral dilemmas particular to the new century. Written by David Hare

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Television ratings: On its British premiere on television on BBC2, on August 28, 2011, it managed an impressive 3.56 million (15.7 percent) of audience between 9 p.m. and 10.45 p.m. See more »

Goofs

In one scene we witness a lock being manipulated by a pick set, ostensibly to gain entry to a property. However, the pick and lever are only momentarily wiggled around in the lock before the door gives way. Many productions make the same mistake, the pick only bypasses the pins in the lock, however the cylinder still needs to be rotated as it would be with a key in order to actuate the lock. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Worricker: This is a small painting you might like. It's by the same artist but not as good.
Nancy Pierpan: I couldn't possibly take it.
Johnny Worricker: You can take it. You're going to live a long time and be an old woman and this way you'll always have something decent on your wall.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Fine and Mellow
written by Billie Holiday
Used by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp
Performance of Billie Holiday used with permission as presented
See more »

User Reviews

First class entertainment.
29 August 2011 | by bruce-146-255228See all my reviews

Atmospheric, intelligent, thrilling and without violence, this film shines as an example of exceedingly skillful work. There are some scenes of doubtful authenticity but those are still believable and in any case the quality of acting glosses over them. It is delightful when great actors have material and settings that allow them to give their subtle best. Even incidental parts are played convincingly by all and the barely plausible delivery by the Home Secretary only serves to keep things at a human level.

I hope and feel that we shall see more programmes of a similar standard from such a distinguished cast and clever crew. Simply superb from start to finish. (Viewed on iPlayer)


82 of 105 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 72 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Worricker Trilogy See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed