CAST: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn
In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley (Academy Award (R) winner Dame Judi Dench), lives in contented retirement. Then suddenly her tranquil existence is shattered as she's shockingly arrested by MI5. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history... Inspired by an extraordinary true story, Red Joan is the taut and emotional discovery of one woman's sacrifice in the face of incredible circumstances. A woman to whom we perhaps all owe our freedom.
True story of an English woman who questions the way governments go about national security.Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
I loved the constant shifting to and fro in time between the younger...woman of principle and the older woman faced with the daunting prospect of finally paying for those principles.Matthew Bond, The Mail on Sunday
While Joan's early years are absolutely fascinating, it is the refreshing concept of Dench's elderly communist agent that gives this drama its real bite and edge.Mark Adams, Daily Mirror