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Salting the Battlefield (2014)

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.

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David Hare

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David Hare
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Fiennes ... Alec Beasley
Shazad Latif ... Jez Nichols
Felicity Jones ... Julianne Worricker
James McArdle ... Ted Finch
Bill Nighy ... Johnny Worricker
Saskia Reeves ... Anthea Catcheside
Daniel Ryan ... Bill Catcheside
Leanne Best ... Amber Page
Judy Davis ... Jill Tankard
Helena Bonham Carter ... Margot Tyrrell
Ewen Bremner ... Rollo Maverley
Olivia Williams ... Belinda Kay
Kate Burdette ... Allegra Betts
Rupert Graves ... Stirling Rogers
Andrew Cleaver Andrew Cleaver ... Brian Lord
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Storyline

The Johnny Worricker Spy trilogy concludes with Salting the Battlefield, in which our hero with his ex girlfriend, Margot are criss-crossing Europe trying to stay one step ahead of the security services and a vengeful Prime Minister. Worricker is being watched - His family and friends are being watched - He is running out of cash and he needs to make a move to reach an endgame. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

15 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Worricker Trilogy See more »

Filming Locations:

Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Reunites three Harry Potter actors; Ralph Fieness, Helena Bonham Carter and Bill Nighy See more »

Goofs

When Worricker and Margot are playing chess, the chess board is set up incorrectly. There should be a white square on the right edge of the board as they face it. The placement of the pieces appears randomly placed. See more »

Quotes

Margot Tyrrell: You know him well?
Reverend Bernard Towers: I helped him through some difficult days. When he was a student, he loved the idea of faith, the life of the church. So, someone had to point out that he didn't actually believe.
Margot Tyrrell: And that was you. And he didn't.
Reverend Bernard Towers: No. He wanted to, more than anything, but sadly that's not the same thing.
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Follows Page Eight (2011) See more »

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All good fun ... and no guns or bikinis
22 August 2015 | by coconutwaterSee all my reviews

Nothing is perfect but sometimes we have to be grateful for large mercies. In view of the generally mindless dreck that is offered on the screen (big or small) David Hare has at least given us intelligent dialogue written for adults and spoken clearly by a cast of actors who know what they're doing. No faux dramatic, over-amplified background music and no extraneous background noise ... we're here to hear people speak not how noisy the traffic is on a London street. It goes without saying that Bill Nighy is Worricker personified and it's hard to imagine anyone else in the role ... all that world-weary patience; it was good to see him finally lose his cool in the final episode and lash out as everything seemed to be falling apart. Highly recommended.


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