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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

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judi Dench ... Joan Stanley
Sophie Cookson ... Young Joan
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Max Davis
Tom Hughes ... Leo Galich
Freddie Gaminara ... William Mitchell
Laurence Spellman ... Patrick Adams
Tereza Srbova ... Sonya Galich
Ben Miles ... Nick
Robin Soans ... Clement Attlee
Kevin Fuller ... Detective Philips
Stephen Boxer ... Peter Kierl
Simon Ludders ... Ship's Captain
Steven Hillman ... Prison Guard
Ciarán Owens ... Detective Hughes
Phill Langhorne ... Uniformed Officer
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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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To Change the World, She Betrayed Her Country See more »


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

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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

Gross USA:

$1,578,985, 2 July 2019
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Trademark Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Judy Dench was recently noted for playing 007's boss, "M", in the James Bond franchise ; when her role was to detect the type of character, that she plays in this film. See more »

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Joan Stanley: I was fighting for the living, I loved my country!
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Flashback Driven
13 May 2019 | by visorman3See all my reviews

Dame Judi Dench stars as Joan Stanley who is exposed as a KGB Russian Spy long after retirement. The Film opens when she is arrested at her home then taken for interrogation. While being interrogated, Joan Flashes back to the past and that is what drives the Film. Sophie Cookson plays Joan during her early years as a Physics student at Cambridge University and it is here where she is recruited by the KGB and a Soviet supported politically radical friend Leo played by Tom Hughes. Judy Dench is actually only in a handful of the scenes but really delivers at key moments in the Movie and so do her fellow Cast Mates. As the Legal Battle ensues, the Flash backs intensify. Based loosely on a True Story I felt the Storyline was very believable and Builds and Finishes Strong. Well done Production. Top Notch Actors


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