Director: John Madden
Writer: Michelle Ashford, Ben Macintyre
Starring: Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald
Released: May 12, 2022
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 127 minutes
Story: During WWII, two intelligence officers use a corpse and false papers to outwit German troops. In the context of WW2 narratives, the story of Operation Mincemeat is unique: a bizarre and seductive cinematic blend of high-level espionage and ingenious fiction, where the stakes could hardly be higher. Michelle Ashford's script fuses multiple strands and moods: tense, romantic, thrilling, unexpectedly funny, and endlessly surprising. It tells a richly human story of the soldiers we seldom see, who fight a different kind of war in shadows and deception, haunted by the knowledge that certainty and guarantee of success are nowhere to be found.
Colin Firth Ewen Montagu
Matthew Macfadyen Charles Cholmondeley
Kelly Macdonald Jean Leslie
Rufus Wright Lt. Bill Jewell
Ruby Bentall Connie Bukes
Charlotte Hamblin Patricia Trehearne
Johnny Flynn Ian Fleming
Lorne MacFadyen Sgt. Roger Dearborn
Penelope Wilton Hester Leggett
Mark Gatiss Ivor Montagu
Caspar Jennings Jeremy Montagu
Hattie Morahan Iris Montagu
Dolly Gadsdon Jennifer Montagu
Simon Russell Beale Winston Churchill
Michael Bott Frank Sawyer (Churchill Butler)
Jason Isaacs Admiral John Godfrey
Alex Jennings John Masterman
Ellie Haddington Hilda Georgina Cholmondeley