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Red Joan (2018)

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

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Trevor Nunn

Writers:

Lindsay Shapero (screenplay), Jennie Rooney (novel)
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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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Rated R for brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Both Sophie Cookson and Ben Miles have starring roles and a very different relationship in The Trial of Christine Keeler. Sophie Cookson plays the part of Christine Keeler, and Ben Miles plays John Profumo. See more »

Goofs

When Joan alights the train carriage, it and the station is painted Green which at the time would be a Southern Railway station. A member of staff walks into the building with LMS on their collar which is London, Midland and Scottish Railway which company colour was Maroon. 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

Moonlight Magic
Written and Performed by Alan Moorhouse
Courtesy of KPM Music
Published by EMI Production Music
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Slumbering premise keeps promissing story average

This could have easily be a big + spy story. One of those stories that survive the times because the writers dig behind the veils of historic facts, and make essential values of human existance see the light of day. That value here is that one human can break through the simplicfied truths of time-bound consciousness, the illusions of wrong and right, dares to think his own moral mind and make a decision that serves humanity on a deeper level of evolution. It shows as a premise that is strongly tied to the story but not convincingly develloped.

What is left is a skilled and entertaining movie, not a timeless one.


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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,949, 21 April 2019

Gross USA:

$1,579,730

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,647,493
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2.35 : 1
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