Official Secrets


Movie Info

Title Official Secrets

Year 2019

Director Gavin Hood


Top 5 Quotes of “Official Secrets” Movie

“Governments change. I work for the British people. I gather intelligence so that the government can protect the British people. I do not gather intelligence so that the government can lie to the British people.”
Keira Knightley – Katharine Gun

“- Ben Emmerson: Why did you keep her in a state of distress for a year before you brought charges?
– Ken Macdonald: The services wanted to make an example of her. If we’d dropped the case any earlier, what kind of messages would that have sent?
– Ben Emmerson: Do me a favour, Ken. Go and fish somewhere else.”
Ralph Fiennes – Ben Emmerson

Jeremy Northam – Ken Macdonald

“I have also always believed that censorship when called for should be based on security issues alone not on whether a news report might embarrass a government.”
Clive Francis – Rear-Admiral Nick Wilkinson

“Following orders is not a defense to a war crime.”
Ralph Fiennes – Ben Emmerson

“- Tony Blair: [on TV] What we know, is that Saddam has this material.
– Katharine Gun: You don’t know that. I mean, he just keeps repeating the lie. Just because you’re the Prime Minister, it doesn’t mean you get to make up your own facts.”
Tony Blair – Himself

Keira Knightley – Katharine Gun