Official Secrets

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No whistleblower film screening here please: we’re GCHQ
Producers of Official Secrets proposed a special screening near Cheltenham spy centre, only to be told it wouldn’t go down well

Dan Sabbagh

08, Dec, 2019 @10:15 AM

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Why 2019 has been a big year for the big-screen whistleblower
From The Report to Charlie’s Angels, Hollywood has shown us a string of heroes calling out corruption this year

Charles Bramesco

21, Nov, 2019 @6:20 AM

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Official Secrets review – Keira Knightley excels in Iraq war whistleblower drama
Knightley stars as the GCHQ translator who leaked a classified memo to the Observer exposing the US plot to spy on the UN in 2003

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

20, Oct, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Official Secrets review – Keira Knightley shines as a very British whistleblower
Knightley gives a sympathetic performance as Iraq war whistleblower Katharine Gun in this shrewd and relevant spy drama

Peter Bradshaw

18, Oct, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Keira Knightley: ‘Iraq was the first time I’d been politically engaged’
The actor talks about Official Secrets, in which she plays Katharine Gun, the whistleblower who tried to stop the Iraq war

Tim Adams

22, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Iraq war whistleblower Katharine Gun: ‘Truth always matters’
Ahead of a new film, Official Secrets, the GCHQ worker who tried to prevent the 2003 invasion of Iraq recalls those feverish days – and their consequences

Tim Adams

22, Sep, 2019 @7:59 AM

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Iraq war whistleblower’s trial ‘was halted due to national security threat’
Ahead of a new film about Katharine Gun, the director of public prosecutions explains for the first time why he felt a court case would be too risky

Mark Townsend

01, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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'You've caused an international incident': how my work mistake came back to haunt me
It was the Observer’s big scoop of 2003, and as a young journalist, I was asked to type up a top-secret memo. Now my mess-up has made it to the big screen

Nicole Mowbray

27, Jul, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Game of Thrones' Indira Varma: 'All I was being offered was women undressing'
She was ruthless Ellaria in the TV epic. As she appears in a Noël Coward comedy, the actor talks about her dreams of returning to mime – and why sticking with her name may have hurt her career

Chris Wiegand

19, Jun, 2019 @4:01 PM

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Official Secrets review – Keira Knightley carries whistleblower drama
The actor’s performance is the indisputable highlight of a well-intentioned but often plodding film about Katharine Gun

Benjamin Lee

29, Jan, 2019 @5:23 PM

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Hollywood A-listers and controversial documentaries head to Sundance
Michael Jackson and Harvey Weinstein exposés will premiere alongside new films from Keira Knightley and Jake Gyllenhaal

Benjamin Lee

23, Jan, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Keira Knightley to star in ‘forgotten’ story of Iraq war whistleblower
Actress will take role of Katharine Gun, who leaked an email to the Observer about US spying plans, in new film

Sarah Hughes

18, Feb, 2018 @12:05 AM

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