Official Secrets

Dramatisation of the whistleblowing & prosecution of GCHQ translator Katharine Gun who leaked a US communique to GCHQ instructing them to falsify a case for going to war in Iraq in 2003. Decent performances albeit seemingly heavyhanded dramatisation in places, leading one to wonder how much licence was taken and whether in real life the government would go that far or not.  Of late, one suspects they probably would.  Weirdly, this was the next film we saw after Misbehaviour, and it also starred Keira Knightley and Rhys Ifans – which made for an interesting contrast… in Ifans’ acting.

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