Official Secrets

Official Secrets
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 1h 52min
  • Directed by: Gavin Hood
  • Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes

The story of Katharine Gun (Knightley), the GCHQ whistleblower who in 2003 leaked an email containing details of a US eavesdropping operation targeting UN Security Council members concerning the invasion of Iraq. Knightley gives a tightly-wound performance and Hood tells the story with sensationalising it. Possibly one of the most important films of the year.

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Keira Knightly on Katharine Gun: 'I just felt her story was a really interesting piece of this puzzle'

16 Oct 2019

Knightly discusses her role as the GCHQ whistleblower in Gavin Hood's thoughtful drama, Official Secrets

When Keira Knightley looks back on her latest movie, Official Secrets, it's likely to be intertwined with memories of her children. A year-and-a-half ago, she shot the film – a thrilling true story about British whistleblower Katharine Gun – in…

Official Secrets

14 Oct 20194 stars

Keira Knightley leads a fine cast in this gripping and important whistleblower drama from Gavin Hood

In 2003, GCHQ translator Katharine Gun leaked an email she received which contained details of a US eavesdropping operation targeting UN Security Council members, aimed at securing approval for the invasion of Iraq. Gavin Hood's Official Secrets is a…

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