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Red Joan

Red Joan
Directed by
Trevor Nunn
Sophie Cookson
Tom Hughes
Laurence Spellman
Tereza Srbova
Ben Miles
Robin Soans
Kevin Fuller
Stephen Boxer
Simon Ludders
Steven Hillman
Ciarn Owens
Phill Langhorne
Alfie Allen
Kim Allen
Olivia Buckland
Debbie Cameron
Hasan Dixon
Freddie Gaminara
Paul Kerry
Lulu Meissner
Stephen Samson
Irfan Shamji
Nina Sosanya
Richard Teverson
Stephen Underwood
Adrian Wheeler
Stuart Whelan
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Incredible Untrue Events Jeremy Bernstein Trevor Nunn's movie Red Joan, starring Sophie Cookson and Judi Dench  London Review of Books

Trevor Nunn's movie Red Joan, starring Sophie Cookson and Judi Dench, claims to be 'based on incredible true events', namely the life of Melita Norwood.

Fri, 10th May 2019

Red Joan suffers from being twice removed from reality  National Post

Chris Knight: With its pretty but low-budget production values and its wartime research setting, Red Joan may put you in mind of The Imitation Game.

Fri, 3rd May 2019

'Red Joan' Inspired By Real Life Spy Case  KPBS

The case of a Soviet agent known as the “granny spy” has become the inspiration for a new film called "Red Joan" starring Judi Dench.

Fri, 3rd May 2019

'Red Joan' explores real-life spy's recruitment, life and dilemma  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson play a conflicted British atom-bomb spy in Trevor Nunn's taut drama.

Fri, 10th May 2019

‘Red Joan’ review: Yay! Judi Dench gets star billing! But boooo – she’s only in it for a little while  The Spokesman-Review

Judi Dench gets star billing in “Red Joan,” a based-on-fact British drama about an elderly widow abruptly arrested by the British Secret *Service* on suspicion of ...

Wed, 15th May 2019

'Red Joan': The Spy Who Loved Him | An elderly woman, dubbed "Granny Spy," was described as "the most important female agent ever recruited by the USSR." | Film  Boise Weekly

An elderly woman, dubbed "Granny Spy," was described as "the most important female agent ever recruited by the USSR."

Wed, 15th May 2019

30th April 2019

Avengers: Endgame was always going to open big, and on its 4 day opening weekend, including Thursday previews, the film gains the top opening weekend in the UK beating Spectre who gained it in 2015.

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Avengers: Endgame

The latest Marvel movie, and end of this phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, took a gigantic £43.4 million on its debut weeekend.

Spectre in 2015 took the title with a 7 day opening, Monday - Sunday, so this is actually more impressive.

The film opened higher than expectation and we will be watching over the coming weeks to see if the film continues to gross well and beat Star Wars: The Force Awakens £123 million total gross, the highest in the UK.


Tim Burtons live action remake continues to do well at the UK box office and remains at number 2 this week with £1.02 Million.

This pushes the films total UK gross to £23.3 million after 5 weeks of release, comparatively the film is doing better in the UK than many other countries.

Wonder Park

The animated film climbs from 7 back to number 3 on its 3rd weekend of release with a £454,366 weekend, pushing its total to £3.8 million.

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The Judi Dench starring film also climbs this week to number 4 with a weekend of £420,629 which now puts its total gross at £1.5 million.


The DC Captain Marvel falls from the top to number 5 this week with the Marvel film giving people their super hero fix.

The film takes £398,317 on its 4th weekend and it sits at £12.8 million in total grosses.

Captain Marvel

There was a thought that the other Marvel super hero film on release at the moment would get a boost from Avengers: Endgame but in reality the film falls to 6 on its 8th week of release, its total gross is £38.8 million.

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Praised by critics this coming of age drama from director Bo Burnham lands on the box office at number 10 with £144,923, it did go up agains Avengers: Endgame!

24th April 2019

With the Easter weekend and the good weather in the UK the box office hit a slump with no film going over £1 million and Shazam! going back to the top, Kalank is the top new film at 4.



After being knock of by Dumbo last weekend the DC superhero movie bounces back this week to go back to number 1 with a weekend gross of £979,787.

This gives the film a 3 week gross of £11.7 million and the it passes the £10 million milestone.


Falling from the top this week where it went back to last weekend the Tim Burton film takes £927,804 on its 4th weekend of release.

This pushes the film past the £20 million milestone with £21.3 million.

Captain Marvel

With Avengers: Endgame released this coming weekend it looks like it may give this a bit of a boost, the film climbs to number 3 this weekend with £643,152 pushing its UK total to £37.8 million after 7 weeks.


This Indian film directed by Abhishek Varman enters the UK box office at number 4 with a weekend gross of £594,242.

Red Joan

Also making its debut on the chart this week at number 5 is this Judi Dench starring film which takes £432,866 on its debut.

Movie details

Red Joan is number 17 on the UK box office this week.

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Red Joan

UK BBFC Certificate: 12A

Popular in: United Kingdom and India

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Highest chart position: 4

Weeks on box office: 4

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17 May 2019