Page Eight (BBC-2 2011 with Bill Nighy and Rachel Weisz)

UK / BBC Two / 1×100 minute episode / Broadcast 28 August 2011

Writer and Director: David Hare

Spy drama Page Eight is set in London and Cambridge and sees Johnny Worricker, a long-serving MI5 officer investigating when his boss dies suddenly. When Benedict Baron dies he leaves behind him an inexplicable file which threatens the stability of the entire MI5 organisation. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny’s striking next-door neighbour and political activist Nancy Pierpan seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job, and then out of his identity to find out the truth.

Bill Nighy in a David Hare production is surely the definition of the perfect match, besides Nighy the rest of the cast is fantastic too, wonderfully high profile with the likes of Rafe Fiennes, Judy Davis, Michael Gambon and Rachel Weisz.

Bill Nighy as Johnny Worricker
Rachel Weisz as Nancy Pierpan
Michael Gambon as Benedict Baron
Tom Hughes as Ralph Wilson
Judy Davis as Jill Tankard
Saskia Reeves as Anthea Catcheside
Ewen Bremner as Rollo Maverley
Rakhee Thakrar as Muna Hammami
Felicity Jones as Julianne Worricker
Richard Lintern as Max Vallance
Ralph Fiennes as Alec Beasley
Kate Burdette as Allegra Betts
Holly Aird as Anna Herve
Andrew Cleaver as Brian Lord
Alice Krige as Emma Baron
Bruce Myers as Joseph Pierpan
Marthe Keller as Leona Chew
Aisling Loftus as Melissa Legge
James McArdle as Ted Finch
Jay Benedict as Master of the college
Surendra Kochar as Mrs Ashanti
Bijan Daneshmand as Cambridge Don
Kriss Dosanjh as Minicab Owner
Hywel Morgan as Priest
Larry David as Laurence
Rory Morrison, Charlotte Gree as Radio announcers