Join us for a special preview screening of Official Secrets, starring Keira Knightley, Matt Smith and Ralph Fiennes.

The film tells the story of GCHQ whistleblower Katharine Gun, who in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq War leaks a classified email that urged spying on member of the UN Security Council to force through the resolution to go to war.

Working as a Mandarin translator for GCHQ, Gun is concerned by a memo sent by the National Security Agency (NSA) requesting UK assistance to urge members of the United Nations Security Council to endorse an invasion of Iraq.

In an effort to prevent an illegal war, Gun decides to leak the document. Arrested and facing trial for breaching the Official Secrets Act, her courageous act to take a stand resonates around the world and she becomes a symbol of moral responsibility in a time of great political turmoil. She is an ordinary person who finds herself in an extraordinary situation.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Katharine Gun, Observer journalist Martin Bright and the film's director Gavin Hood (Eye in the Sky). They will be talking to Guardian reporter Peter Beaumont, former Observer foreign affairs editor, who also had role in breaking the story.

In partnership with The Guardian.

  • Director :
  • Gavin Hood
  • Starring :
  • Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans, Matt Smith, Indira Varma
  • Release Date :
  • 18 Oct 2019
  • Certificate :
  • 15
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