Page Eight (2011)

David Hare's first original screenplay for 20 years is a contemporary spy thriller for BBC Two starring Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Judy Davis, and Michael Gambon.

It will air on BBC Two and PBS this fall.

Also joining the cast are Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting, Snatch, Black Hawk Down), Felicity Jones (The Tempest, Northanger Abbey, Brideshead Revisited), Tom Hughes (Cemetery Junction, Casualty 1909), Alice Krige (Northanger Abbey, Chariots Of Fire) and Saskia Reeves (Close My Eyes, A Christmas Carol).

Description: Johnny Worricker (Nighy) is a long-serving M15 officer. His boss and best friend, Benedict Baron (Gambon), dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file which threatens the stability of the organisation.

Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbour and political activist, Nancy Pierpan (Weisz), seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job and then out of his identity to find out the truth.

David Hare says: "The last decade has been as testing as any in the history of the British intelligence community – the compromises and dilemmas they've faced in the new century make a fascinating story. I'm thrilled to be working with such an extraordinary ensemble of great actors."

David Hare is also an Oscar-nominated screenwriter (The Reader, The Hours).

[From BBC's press release]

2 comments:

  1. Going to see this tomorrow night at the Edinburgh International Film Festival world premiere - can't wait!

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  2. @nikkijw
    Lucky skunk! Please let me know how you like it!

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