Red Joan is a 2018 British spy drama film directed by Trevor Nunn.

Official trailers

IFC Films on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 released the trailer:
Red Joan ft. Judi Dench - Official Trailer I HD I IFC Films.

Story intro

Red Joan is based on a novel of the same name written by Jennie Rooney, which was itself inspired by the life of Melita Norwood. Norwood worked at the British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association as a secretary and supplied the Soviet Union with nuclear secrets. The materials that Norwood betrayed to the USSR hastened the pace at which the Soviets developed nuclear bomb technology. Cookson is the young Joan Stanley studying physics at Cambridge. She became involved with Communists and radical politics through her friend Sonya (Tereza Srbova) and Leo (Tom Hughes), a German Jew. Her story, which reaches as far back as 1938, is recalled in flashbacks as Joan in old age is questioned by the Special Branch. The questioning reveals that Joan was more concerned about "leveling the playing field" in the postwar world rather than communism.


Sophie Cookson
Young Joan
Stephen Campbell Moore
Max Davis
Tom Hughes
Leo Galich
Judi Dench
Joan Stanley
Ben Miles
Tereza Srbova
Sonya Galich
Laurence Spellman
Patrick Adams
Freddie Gaminara
William Mitchell
Nina Sosanya
Ms. Hart
Stephen Boxer
Peter Kierl
Robin Soans
Clement Attlee
Adrian Wheeler
Simon Ludders
Naval captain
Kevin Fuller
Detective Philips
Ciarán Owens
Detective Hughes
Phill Langhorne
Uniformed officer
Irfan Shamji
Steven Hillman
Prison Guard
Nicola Sloane
Joan's neighbour
Raj Swamy
Lulu Meissner
Mike Sykes
Security guard
Ed Birch
Debbie Chazen
Raymond Coulthard
James Chadwick
Stuart Milligan
Taylor Scott
Lily Delderfield
Jessica Delderfield
Hasan Dixon
Police constable
Richard Teverson
Detective Watson


The film Red Joan was scheduled to be released on September 7, 2018 (TIFF), on April 19, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on July 4, 2019 (Germany) by Lions Gate Entertainment, Lionsgate UK, Transmission, Best Film, CDI Films, Cinéart, Entertainment One, IFC Films, Mongrel Media, Shaw Organisation, Vision Distribution, Weird Wave, Front Row Filmed Entertainment and NOS Audiovisuais.

The duration of the film is 101 minutes. The film grossed over $9.8 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Red Joan got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film.

External links

IMDB: Red Joan

Wikipedia: Red Joan

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