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Red Joan (Cert 12A) Dir Trevor Nunn UK 2019 101 mins
Judi Dench stars in this film based on the true story of Joan Stanley, a civil servant who was exposed as the KGB’s longest serving British Spy.
Stanley was a Soviet and communist party sympathiser, recruited by the KGB in the mid 1930s. She successfully transferred nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union, which enabled them to keep up with the west in the development of atomic weapons, and she remained undetected for more than 50 years.