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Official Secrets (2019)

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The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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Gavin Hood

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Gregory Bernstein (screenplay), Sara Bernstein (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Keira Knightley ... Katharine Gun
Matthew Goode ... Peter Beaumont
Ralph Fiennes ... Ben Emmerson
Katherine Kelly ... Jacqueline Jones
Conleth Hill ... Roger Alton
Indira Varma ... Shami Chakrabarti
Matt Smith ... Martin Bright
Rhys Ifans ... Ed Vulliamy
MyAnna Buring ... Jasmine
Jack Farthing ... Andy Dumfries
Jeremy Northam ... Ken MacDonald
Tamsin Greig ... Elizabeth Wilmshurst
Hattie Morahan ... Yvonne Ridley
Hanako Footman ... Nicole Mowbray
Kenneth Cranham ... Judge Hyam
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Storyline

A morality tale for the 21st century, Official Secrets tells the true story of British Intelligence whistle-blower Katharine Gun who, during the immediate run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, leaked a top secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed blackmailing smaller, undecided member states into voting for war. At great personal and professional risk, journalist Martin Bright published the leaked document in The Observer newspaper in London, and the story made headlines around the world. Members of the Security Council were outraged and any chance of a UN resolution in favour of war collapsed. But within days, Bush declared he no longer needed UN backing and invaded anyway. As Iraq descended into chaos, Katharine was arrested and charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act. Martin faced potential charges too. Their legal battles exposed the highest levels of government in both London and Washington ...

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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UK | USA

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English | Mandarin

Release Date:

30 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Segredos Oficiais See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$64,965, 1 September 2019

Gross USA:

$1,924,022

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,037,070
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The Palestinian actor Adam Bakri plays Yasar Gun, Katherine Gun's Kurdish husband from Turkey who was deported from the UK. She now lives in with him and their young daughter in Turkey. See more »

Quotes

GCHQ Woman: Someone in this building has betrayed their country. If you are found to have withheld information, you will be charged with a breach of the Official Secrets Act.
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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 11 October 2019 (2019) See more »

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Brilliant screenplay, superb acting!
25 June 2019 | by jhwaldoSee all my reviews

The screenwriting magic of the incredibly talented husband and wife team of Bernstein and Bernstein bring this true story filled with spies, treason, love and war to the big screen. Though a true story and the ending is known, this film has the viewer balanced on the edge of their seat with suspense. Kiera Knightly's best performance to date and Ralph Fiennes is brilliant as her lawyer. Every performance is excellent in this must see film when it premieres in August 2019. (Viewed at the Nantucket Film Festival June 2019)


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