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Page Eight (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | TV Movie 6 November 2011
Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the... See full summary »

Director:

David Hare

Writer:

David Hare
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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Storyline

Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (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, PAGE EIGHT is a contemporary spy film for the BBC, which addresses intelligence issues and moral dilemmas peculiar to the new century. Written by David Hare

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Worricker Trilogy See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, and Ralph Fiennes had previously worked together on the award-winning political thriller The Constant Gardener (2005). See more »

Goofs

The airport departure board shows long-haul destinations with flight numbers for EasyJet and Ryanair. For instance, EZY215 is shown as a flight to Santiago, while in reality, it is a Stansted to Glasgow flight. See more »

Quotes

Nancy Pierpan: When you don't know the truth everything freezes and you can't move on.
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Connections

Followed by Salting the Battlefield (2014) 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
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The simplest review you'll ever read.......
30 August 2011 | by ethical_traderSee all my reviews

Slow paced yet clever enough to keep your interest - no need for shoot outs, car chases or fireball explosions because some 'producer' claims "It's what an audience wants!" ( I, for one, don't, unless it's a blood and gore war film). Touches of Le Carre without the seedy Lambeth safe house that seem to pop up in his novels. This is stylish and clever with excellent dialogue, therefore excellent performances from all of the major players. They believe in their characters and it shows,(apart from one 'minor player' that left me a bit annoyed at his wooden delivery - should have been easy to have re-shot that bit with another 'bit part actor'as it was only a short scene on the stairs, you'll spot the bit I mean). All in all, subtly understated, so more believable, and most importantly, a story with a grain of truth running through it that we will all identify with; unless you've lived on the moon for the past 15 years. Bravo, give us more of the same.


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