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Review: The true story of a British GCHQ whistle blower Katherine Gun, who leaked information to the press about illegal efforts to blackmail the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Director: Gavin Hood
Actors: Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans, Adam Bakri, Ralph Fiennes, Conleth Hill, Indira Varma, Jeremy Northam, John Heffernan, Monica Dolan, Tamsin Greig, Niccy Lin and Jack Farthing
Year: 2019
Genre: Biography, Crime and Drama
Conclusion: 4/5
I found this to be an extraordinary story and thought what an amazing and brave job Katherine Gun did. She risked everything including her family. The film has a great cast list including Matthew Goode and Ralph Fiennes. I thought Keira Knightley did a fantastic job portraying Katherine Gun and I also believed in her character. The last few films she has been in I have been really impressed with her performances and have enjoyed the films. The only problem I do have is with Rhys Ifans and it is always like he has just wandered off the set of Notting Hill (1999). Both Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes starred in The Duchess (2008) alongside each other. Also Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode starred in The Imitation Game (2014) together. The real Katherine Gun now lives in Turkey with her husband and daughter. 


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