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The Courier delivers a rousingly effective old-school spy adventure elevated by a thrilling fact-based story and Benedict Cumberbatch's nervy central performance. Read critic reviews

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THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK's MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Cast & Crew

Merab Ninidze
Oleg Penkovsky
Vladimir Chuprikov
Nikita Khrushchev
Rachel Brosnahan
Emily Donovan
Dominic Cooke
Director
Tom O'Connor
Screenwriter
Ben Pugh
Producer
Glen Basner
Executive Producer
Leah Clarke
Executive Producer
Alison Cohen
Executive Producer
Dominic Cooke
Executive Producer
Sean Bobbitt
Cinematographer
Tariq Anwar
Film Editor
Abel Korzeniowski
Original Music
Suzie Davies
Production Design
Daniel Kearns
Art Director
Charlotte Dirickx
Set Decoration
Keith Madden
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