Made with investment from Screen Yorkshire
The trailer has been released for Official Secrets, ahead of its release in UK cinemas on 18th October 2019. The dramatic and gripping true life story stars two-time Oscar®-nominated actress Keira Knightley as courageous journalist Katharine Gun, who leaked a top-secret National Security Agency memo, putting her life and career on the line and changing the course of modern history. Adapted by Academy Award® winning filmmaker Gavin Hood, the feature film is made with support and investment from Screen Yorkshire through its Yorkshire Content Fund. Matt Smith stars alongside Keira Knightley, with two-time Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes and Matthew Goode.
Based on the book ‘The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War’, Official Secrets tells the true story of British secret-service officer Katharine Gun, who during the immediate run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq leaked a top-secret National Security Agency memo. The memo—which exposed an illegal U.S.-U.K. spying operation against members of the United Nations Security Council—proposed blackmailing smaller, undecided member states into voting for war.