Page Eight (2011)

Page Eight is lovingly turned, with elegant writing, a flawless cast and a heartfelt message from writer/director David Hare about the danger zone where spies and politicians meet. The tension builds gently as we follow the fortunes of Johnny Worricker, a jazz-loving charmer who works high up at MI5 as an intelligence analyst. It’s a part made for Bill Nighy and he purrs out bon mots with a weary panache that women 20 years younger find irresistible. One such is his neighbour, Nancy Pierpan (Rachel Weisz), in a Battersea mansion block. The question for Johnny is whether her interest in him is genuine or hides something darker. As his boss (Michael Gambon) puts it: “Distrust is a terrible habit.” Questions of trust, honour and friendship rumble through the play. The characters exchange oblique repartee as a plot about a damning dossier unwinds. It’s not to be missed.

Directing:
  • David Hare
  • Harald Reinl

Writing:
  • David Hare
  • Karl May
  • Harald G. Petersson

Stars:
Release Date: 2011-08-28
themoviedb icon 6.7/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 99
Ewen Bremner
Ewen Bremner
Rollo Maverley
Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
Alec Beasley
Judy Davis
Judy Davis
Jill Tankard
Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
Johnny Worricker
Michael Gambon
Michael Gambo...
Benedict Baron
Felicity Jones
Felicity Jone...
Julianne Worricker
Saskia Reeves
Saskia Reeves
Anthea Catcheside
Richard Lintern
Richard Linte...
Max Vallance
Marthe Keller
Marthe Keller
Leona Chew
Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
Nancy Pierpan
Tom Hughes
Tom Hughes
Ralph Wilson
Holly Aird
Holly Aird
Anna Hervé
Alice Krige
Alice Krige
Emma Baron
Aisling Loftus
Aisling Loftu...
Melissa Legge
Lex Barker
Lex Barker
Old Shatterhand
Pierre Brice
Pierre Brice
Winnetou
Anthony Steel
Anthony Steel
Bud Forester
Karin Dor
Karin Dor
Ribanna
Klaus Kinski
Klaus Kinski
David "Luke" Lucas
Renato Baldini
Renato Baldin...
Colonel J.F. Merril
Terence Hill
Terence Hill
Lieutenant Robert Merril
Marie-Noëlle Barre
Marie-Noëlle...
Susan Merril
Eddi Arent
Eddi Arent
Lord Castlepool
Gojko Mitić
Gojko Mitić
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