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Year: 2018
Original Title: Red Joan
Length: 103 minutes
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Studios: Trademark Films
Distributor: Lionsgate
Age rating: Suitable for 12 years and over
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: April 19 2019

United States: April 19 2019


Ranking: 102 out of 15,446 movies (up 110)


5.7 by 4 users

5.0 by Movie'n'co

4.7 by 3 media


It follows the story of English born Joan Stanley, a Soviet and communist party sympathizer, who becomes employed as a British government civil servant. She later gets recruited by the KGB in the mid 1930s. She successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union, which enables them to keep up with the west in the development of atomic weapons, and remains undetected as a spy for over a half a century. Directed by Trevor Nunn, the film is based on Melita Norwood's life, a British spy who spent most time in the service of the KGB. Judi Dench ('Skyfall') leads a cast composed by Tom Hughes ('Realive'), Sophie Cookson ('Kingsman: The Golden Circle') and Tereza Srbova ('Eastern Promises')


Cast Red Joan

Judi Dench

Judi Dench

Joan Stanley

Sophie Cookson

Sophie Cookson

Young Joan

Kevin Fuller

Kevin Fuller

Detective Philips

Simon Ludders

Simon Ludders

Ship's captain



Trivia Red Joan

The film is inspired by Melita Norwood, considered the most important British spy within the KGB, accused for sharing British nuclear secrets with the Soviet Union.