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‘Official Secrets’ Screen Captures

Hello Keira fans! It’s been a little while since we’ve been able to provide you with any Keira-related news (understandably), so I’ve taken the opportunity to update the gallery with Blu-ray screen captures of her role as Katharine Gun in Official Secrets. For anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, I’d recommend doing so, especially if you’re a fan of political thrillers. Her performance as the real-life British translator isn’t one of her most memorable (at least for me), but she does a great job with it. And a little heads up, there’s very little natural light in this movie, so it’s probably not the best to watch in a darkened room! For now, enjoy the captures, and stay safe!

She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the US is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on UN Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way.

BBC Breakfast Interview

Actress Keira Knightley talks to BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin about politics, motherhood and her role as the GCHQ whistleblower, Katharine Gun, in her latest film, Official Secrets.

‘Official Secrets’ Premiere at 63rd BFI London Film Festival

Over 300 photos of Keira’s first post-pregnancy (congratulations to Keira and James!) red carpet appearance have been uploaded to our gallery. Looking beautiful in a white Simone Rocha gown, she walked the red carpet at the BFI London Film Festival alongside the cast and crew of Official Secrets, as well as Katharine Gun (who Keira potrays in the movie).

‘Official Secrets’ Gallery Updates

Ahead of its U.S. release later this month, I’ve updated the gallery with a batch of new images from Keira’s role as British whisteblower Katharine Gun in Official Secrets-which also stars Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes and Matt Smith. Enjoy!

‘Official Secrets’ Sundance Review

The premiere of Official Secrets took place in Park City, Utah yesterday at the Sundance Film Festival. Keira was of course last here back in 2014, promoting Laggies, but she was unable to attend the screening of the film yesterday – instead joining by video link.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – While railing at TV news coverage of Tony Blair’s double-speak concerning his position on the George W. Bush government’s intention to invade Iraq in 2003, British intelligence translator Katharine Gun, played with the requisite impassioned principles by Keira Knightley, fumes, “Just because you’re the prime minister doesn’t mean you get to make up your own facts.” With administrations on both sides of the Atlantic having lost the trust of their people, that line got a huge laugh at the Sundance premiere of Gavin Hood’s political thriller, Official Secrets.

This is the kind of recent history lesson that tends these days to acquire more texture as a limited-series cable drama. Hood (Eye in the Sky), his co-screenwriters Sara and Gregory Bernstein and a seasoned ensemble of Brit stage and screen pros deliver a straightforward, solidly old-fashioned slice of real-life espionage, journalistic and legal intrigue that gets the job done in engrossing, clear-eyed fashion even if it lacks much in the way of stylistic verve. The cast alone should guarantee an audience, though how eager Brits or Americans will be to revisit this still-raw episode remains to be seen. Especially so soon after the thematically related Vice.

The story of an ordinary woman whose moral backbone gave her the courage to act in a potentially ruinous manner, the film is also a cautionary tale that continues to resonate today — about governments getting mixed up in international conflicts for the wrong reasons and with unrealistic forecasts. The elevated death toll on both sides speaks for itself. Likewise, the failure ever to find conclusive evidence of weapons of mass destruction or of ties between Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda — the stated impetus for rushing headlong into the global blunder.

If the densely detailed two-hour drama arrives at a somewhat anticlimactic conclusion in the courtroom — a fact underlined by handing the soft coda to secondary characters — then there’s the rub of sticking to the truth.

Gun has been working for two years at the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), not far from her home in Cheltenham, England, when an email lands in her inbox from a division chief at the U.S. National Security Agency, outlining shady tactics to be employed in the push to go to war with Iraq and urging U.K. cooperation. The communication authorizes an eavesdropping plan on delegates from member countries of the United Nations Security Council, in particular those considered swing votes in the resolution necessary to launch the invasion. The language of the email and its blackmail objective are an unequivocal violation of global diplomacy. Gun secretly copies the classified document and passes it to a former colleague now involved in anti-war activism.

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