Page Eight

Page Eight

New Century. New Rules. Aug. 28, 2011 UK 99 Min. NOT RATED
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Director

David Hare
Director

Cast

Ralph Fiennes isAlec Beasley
Alec Beasley
Rachel Weisz isNancy Pierpan
Nancy Pierpan
Bill Nighy isJohnny Worricker
Johnny Worricker
Michael Gambon isBenedict Baron
Benedict Baron
Felicity Jones isJulianne Worricker
Julianne Worricker
Tom Hughes isRalph Wilson
Ralph Wilson
Judy Davis isJill Tankard
Jill Tankard
Rakhee Thakrar isMuna Hammami
Muna Hammami
Saskia Reeves isAnthea Catcheside
Anthea Catcheside
Ewen Bremner isRollo Maverley
Rollo Maverley

Synopsis

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Page Eight is lovingly turned, with elegant writing, a flawless cast and a heartfelt message from writer/director David Hare about the danger zone where spies and politicians meet. The tension builds gently as we follow the fortunes of Johnny Worricker, a jazz-loving charmer who works high up at MI5 as an intelligence analyst. It’s a part made for Bill Nighy and he purrs out bon mots with a weary panache that women 20 years younger find irresistible. One such is his neighbour, Nancy Pierpan (Rachel Weisz), in a Battersea mansion block. The question for Johnny is whether her interest in him is genuine or hides something darker. As his boss (Michael Gambon) puts it: “Distrust is a terrible habit.” Questions of trust, honour and friendship rumble through the play. The characters exchange oblique repartee as a plot about a damning dossier unwinds. It’s not to be missed.

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Original title Page Eight
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