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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

Writers:

Lindsay Shapero (screenplay), Jennie Rooney (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judi Dench ... Joan
Nina Sosanya ... Ms Hart
Laurence Spellman ... Mr. Adams
Nicola Sloane ... Joan's Neighbour
Sophie Cookson ... Young Joan
Tereza Srbova ... Sonya
Freddie Gaminara ... William
Raj Swamy Raj Swamy ... Kharak
Tom Hughes ... Leo
Adrian Wheeler ... Heckler
Ben Miles ... Nick
Lulu Meissner ... Waitress
Phill Langhorne ... Uniformed Policeman
Mike Sykes Mike Sykes ... Security Guard
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Max
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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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How far would you go to protect everything you love? See more »


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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:

$10,647,493
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Trademark Films See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Joan is questioned by MI5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5), formed in 1909, and named Security Service in 1964, which is a (UK) governmental agency that deals with internal security and counter-intelligence on British territory. See more »

Quotes

Joan Stanley: I was fighting for the living, I loved my country!
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Connections

Features Battleship Potemkin (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

Starlight Serenade
Written and Performed by Alan Moorhouse
Courtesy of KPM Music
Published by EMI Production Music
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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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