"Official Secrets" is a 2019 British drama film directed by Gavin Hood.
The starring cast includes Keira Knightley as Katharine Gun, Matt Smith as Martin Bright, Matthew Goode as Peter Beaumont, Rhys Ifans as Ed Vulliamy, Adam Bakri as Yasar Gun, Ralph Fiennes as Ben Emmerson, Indira Varma as Shami Chakrabarti, Conleth Hill as Roger Alton, Tamsin Greig as Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Hattie Morahan as Yvonne Ridley and others.

Here are "Official Secrets" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Official Secrets movie?

IFC Films on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 released the trailer for "Official Secrets" you can watch here:
Official Secrets ft. Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith - Official Trailer I HD I IFC Films.

Plot summary

What is Official Secrets movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Official Secrets" movie plot summary.

In early 2003, GCHQ analyst Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) obtains a memo detailing a joint United States and British operation to spy on diplomats from several non - permanent United Nations Security Council member states Cameroon, Chile, Bulgaria and Guinea in order to "dig dirt" on them and influence the Security Council into passing a resolution supporting an invasion of Iraq. Angered that the United Kingdom is being led into a war on false pretences, Katharine leaks the memo to a friend involved in the anti-war movement, who passes it to anti-war activist Yvonne Ridley (Hattie Morahan), who in turn passes it to The Observer journalist Martin Bright (Matt Smith).
The Observer foreign editor Peter Beaumont (Matthew Goode) allows Martin to investigate the story in the interest of journalism. To verify the authenticity of the leaked memo, Martin enlists the help of the Observer's Washington, DC correspondent Ed Vulliamy (Rhys Ifans) in contacting the memo's author Frank Koza, the Chief of Staff at the "regional targets" section of the National Security Agency. Despite the Observer pro-war stance, Peter convinces the newspaper's editor Roger Alton (Conleth Hill) that the leaked memo is worth publishing.
The publication of the leaked memo in March 2003 generates considerable public and media interest. The Drudge Report attempts to discredit the document as a fake after a young staffer named Nicole Mowbray (Hanako Footman) accidentally changed the text from American to British English. However, Martin is able to produce the original memo, confirming its authenticity. Katharine's actions prompt GCHQ to launch an internal investigation. Seeking to prevent the US and UK invasion of Iraq, and to protect her fellow GCHQ colleagues from prolonged suspicion, Katharine confesses to leaking the memo. She is arrested and detained for a night before being released on remand.


Who plays who in the Official Secrets movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Official Secrets" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Keira Knightley  as Katharine Gun
Matt Smith  as Martin Bright
Matthew Goode  as Peter Beaumont
Rhys Ifans  as Ed Vulliamy
Adam Bakri  as Yasar Gun
Ralph Fiennes  as Ben Emmerson
Indira Varma  as Shami Chakrabarti
Conleth Hill  as Roger Alton
Tamsin Greig  as Elizabeth Wilmshurst
Hattie Morahan  as Yvonne Ridley
Ray Panthaki  as Kamal Ahmed
Monica Dolan  as Fiona Bygate
Jack Farthing  as Andy Dumfries
John Heffernan  as James Welch
Clive Francis  as Rear-Admiral Nick Wilkinson
Chris Larkin  as Nigel Jones Baron Jones of Cheltenham
Angus Wright  as Mark Ellison
Janie Dee  as Jan Clements
Niccy Lin  as Mi-Yung
MyAnna Buring  as Jasmine (as Myanna Buring)
Jeremy Northam  as Ken Macdonald
Kenneth Cranham  as Judge Hyam
Shaun Dooley  as John Internal Security
Chris Reilly  as Jerry / Scotland Yard
Hanako Footman  as Nicole Mowbray
Peter Guinness  as TinTin / Scotland Yard
Gabrielle Downey  as Mrs. Archer
Fiona Skinner  as Policewoman
Lindy Whiteford  as Edie Rielly
Will Barton  as Paul Beaver
Katherine Kelly  as Jacqueline / MI6 Agent
Raad Rawi  as Mel
Martin Bright  as Male Journalist
Vanessa Thorpe  as Female Journalist
Sophie Duval  as Female Custody Sergeant
Stuart Ramsay  as Police Officer
Jodie McNee  as Duty Solicitor
David Maybrick  as Officer Pitt
Simon Rogers  as Officer Knowles
Raquel Cassidy  as Anne Emmerson
Corinna Wilson  as Young Romanian Girl
Brett Allen  as Duty Officer
Patrick Moy  as Driver
Vinta Morgan  as BBC Reporter
Jessica Fostekew  as Courtroom Guard
Michael James  as Clerk of the Court

Release date

When is Official Secrets movie release date?

"Official Secrets" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 28, 2019 (Sundance, Sundance Film Festival), on August 30, 2019 (United States), on October 18, 2019 (United Kingdom), on November 21, 2019 (Germany) and on January 3, 2020 (Turkey) distributing by Entertainment One (United Kingdom), IFC Films (United States), Aurum Films, CGV Mars Dagitim, Diamond Films, Impuls Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Phars Film, Shaw Organisation, Star Channel Movies, Tanweer Alliances, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation (TFC), Ukrainian Film Distribution (UFD), Universal Pictures International (UPI), WW Entertainment, Wild Side Films, Film & TV House, GEM Entertainment, HBO Latin America, NOS Audiovisuais, Paramount Home Entertainment and eOne Films Spain.


What are Official Secrets filming details?

The duration of the film is 112 minutes. The film grossed over $10.1 million.

"Official Secrets" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Official Secrets movie?

"Official Secrets" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 82/100.

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