The Oxford Capital Media Fund is pleased to announce that Red Joan, one of our film productions, will hit US theatres on 12 April 2019 and will be released in the UK on 19 April 2019. The Cold War thriller charts the true story of one of the KGB’s most influential and longest-serving British spies, and the terrible choices she had to make in the name of peace.
The year is 2000 and Joan Stanley (Oscar winner Dame Judi Dench) is 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. Cut to 1938, where Joan is a Cambridge physics student who falls for young communist Leo Galich and through him, begins to see the world in a new light. Working at a top-secret nuclear research facility during WWII, Joan comes to the realisation that the world is on the brink of mutually assured destruction. She is faced with an impossible choice: between betraying her country and loved ones, or saving them.
Red Joan is directed by Olivier Award winner Trevor Nunn and also stars Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys), Tom Hughes (Victoria) and Ben Miles (The Crown).”