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Red Joan

From Friday 19th April

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Director: Trevor Nunn

Starring: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Ben Miles and Stephen Boxer

Rating: 12A

United Kingdom 2019, 101mins

Judi Dench stars as an ageing spy arrested for her wartime sympathies in this riveting espionage drama from director Trevor Nunn.

Based on the true-life story of Melita Stedman Norwood who was exposed as an actual spy. Joan Stanley (Dench), living in contented retirement in suburbia at the turn of the millennium. Her tranquil life is suddenly disrupted when she’s arrested by MI5 and accused of providing intelligence to Communist Russia.