Page Eight

Page Eight

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.

Director: David Hare
Casts: Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Tom Hughes, Michael Gambon, Judy Davis, Rakhee Thakrar, Saskia Reeves, Ewen Bremner, Felicity Jones, Richard Lintern, Holly Aird
Countrys: UK

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Score Rating Count Release Date RunTime
6.9 12,809 2011-08-28 99

Crew Information

Job Title Member Name Job Title Member Name
DirectorDavid HareWriterDavid Hare
ProducerDavid BarronProducerDavid Heyman
CastingFiona WeirOriginal Music ComposerPaul Englishby
Executive ProducerChristine LanganExecutive ProducerGareth Neame
Executive ProducerBill NighyExecutive ProducerScott Rudin
Co-ProducerRosie AlisonCo-ProducerCelia Duval
EditorJinx GodfreyProduction DesignCristina Casali
Executive ProducerRebecca EatonDirector of PhotographyMartin Ruhe

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