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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 ...

Director: Gavin Hood
Writer: Gregory Bernstein (screenplay), Sara Bernstein (screenplay), Gavin Hood (screenplay), Marcia Mitchell (based on the book "The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War: Katharine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion"), Thomas Mitchell (based on the book "The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War: Katharine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion")
Production: IFC Films
Year: 2019
MetaScore: 63/100
ImdbRating: 7.4
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 30 Aug 2019
Awards: N/A

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Katharine Gun - Keira Knightley
Martin Bright - Matt Smith
Peter Beaumont - Matthew Goode
Ed Vulliamy - Rhys Ifans
Yasar Gun - Adam Bakri
Ben Emmerson - Ralph Fiennes
Roger Alton - Conleth Hill
Shami Chakrabarti - Indira Varma
Ken Macdonald - Jeremy Northam
James Welch - John Heffernan
Fiona Bygate - Monica Dolan
Elizabeth Wilmshurst - Tamsin Greig
Mi-Yung - Niccy Lin
Andy Dumfries - Jack Farthing
Mrs. Archer - Gabrielle Downey
Policewoman - Fiona Skinner
Jasmine (as Myanna Buring) - MyAnna Buring
Edie Rielly - Lindy Whiteford
Kamal Ahmed - Ray Panthaki
Jan Clements - Janie Dee
Yvonne Ridley - Hattie Morahan
Paul Beaver - Will Barton
Jacqueline / MI6 Agent - Katherine Kelly
Mel - Raad Rawi
Rear-Admiral Nick Wilkinson - Clive Francis
Male Journalist - Martin Bright
Female Journalist - Vanessa Thorpe
Nicole Mowbray - Hanako Footman
John Internal Security - Shaun Dooley
Female Custody Sergeant - Sophie Duval
Police Officer - Stuart Ramsay
Jerry / Scotland Yard - Chris Reilly
Duty Solicitor - Jodie McNee
Officer Pitt - David Maybrick
Officer Knowles - Simon Rogers
Anne Emmerson - Raquel Cassidy
Young Romanian Girl - Corinna Wilson
Duty Officer - Brett Allen
Nigel Jones - Chris Larkin
Driver - Patrick Moy
BBC Reporter - Vinta Morgan
Courtroom Guard - Jessica Fostekew
Clerk of the Court - Michael James
Judge Hyam - Kenneth Cranham
Mark Ellison - Angus Wright
Arrested Airport Detainee - Manoj Anand
Dead Body 4 - Rodrig Andrisan
Airport Detainee - Raj Awasti
GCHQ Colleague - Antony Barlow
Police Officer - Paul Blackwell
Self (archive footage) - Tony Blair
Self (archive footage) - George W. Bush
Ground Crew - Lee Byford
Arrested Airport Detainee - Shafi Choudhury
Iraqi Protestor - Rene Costa
GCHQ Security / Police - Grant Crookes
Chilean Ambassador - Darrell D'Silva
Journalist - Adam Darlington
Press / Court Reporter - Gary Davies
Self - White House Press Secretary (archive footage) - Ari Fleischer
Passerby - Anthony G Hamer
Observer Journalist - Jane Hamer
Newspaper Reporter - Tony Holness
Newspaper Reporter - Daniel Hopkins
Prosecutor - Mark Hugh-Williams
Home Office Official Doncaster Airport - Joanne James
Press Fashion Newspaper Reporter - Jess Kaur
Police Officer - Craig Thomas Lambert
Office Worker - Lora Moss
Police Officer - Colin Murtagh
Observer Journalist - Anneliese Orr
News 29 Reporter - T. Mark Owens
Public Gallery Court Member - Tina Louise Owens
Noorie Patel - Shayast Panezai
Airport Ground Crew - Mark Phillips
Self (archive footage) - Colin Powell
Desk Sergeant - Mark Preston
Catherine Guns Father - Paul Redfern
Iraqi Trauma Nurse - Jatinder Rehal
Observer Journalist - Nig Richards
Arrested Airport Detainee - John Alan Roberts
Arresting Police Officer - Bianca Rudman
Airport Detective - Frank Saul
Arrested Airport Detainee - Mansoor Shah
Airport Detainee - Atul Sharma
Public Gallery Court Member - Dave Simon
Family Member - Nicola Simonds
GCHQ Colleague - Kieran Thomas
Journalist - Tim Walker
Police Van Driver - Martin Webbe
GCHQ Security Officer - Jo Wheatley
Police Station Attendee - Tim Wildman
Observer Journalist - Iain Wilkie
Cafe Patron - John James Woodward