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Red Joan (2018)

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The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the K.G.B.'s longest-serving British spy.

Director:

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 (Dame Judi Dench), a Soviet and Communist Party sympathizer, becomes employed as a British government civil servant, and gets recruited by the K.G.B. in the mid 1930s. She successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to Soviet 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Manhattan Project, as mentioned in this movie, was a project of research and development during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons. See more »

Goofs

At around 06:00, the young Joan Stanley is seen wearing dark welding goggles whilst soldering in her Earth Sciences class at Cambridge University. Soldering, unlike welding, produces no damaging light emissions. See more »

Quotes

Young Joan: What if it goes wrong?
Sonya: The KGB will have me shot.
Young Joan: I mean here.
Sonya: The British hang you for treason, don't they?
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Connections

Features Battleship Potemkin (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Serenade
Written and Performed by Geoffrey Peter Gascoyne
Courtesy of KPM Music
Published by EMI Production Music
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Nearly very good 👍
20 April 2019 | by jasongkgreenSee all my reviews

Judi was very good of course, but doesn't feature hugely. Film was ok but felt like a missed opportunity. Could have been better. Meandered through an interesting story in a pedestrian manner. Last 10 mins it picked up. 6/10.


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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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