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.

  1. David Hare

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ralph Fiennes

    Ralph Fiennes

    Alec Beasley

  2. Rachel Weisz

    Rachel Weisz

    Nancy Pierpan

  3. Bill Nighy

    Bill Nighy

    Johnny Worricker

  4. Michael Gambon

    Michael Gambon

    Benedict Baron

  5. Felicity Jones

    Felicity Jones

    Julianne Worricker

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Status Released

Release Information

  • November 6, 2011


    No rating information.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 39m

Budget -

Revenue -

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