Character: Will Holloway
Directed by Bharat Nalluri
Written by Jonathan Brackley, Sam Vincent
Produced by Jane Featherstone, Stephen Garrett, Ollie Madden
Release Date: May 08, 2015 (UK)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
MPAA: Rated R for violence and some language
Runtime: 104 min
Filming Locations: Berlin, London
Status: DVD & Blu-ray
Synopsis: MI5 personnel are caught up in a traffic jam in London while escorting the CIA’s most wanted terrorist to an arranged CIA handover point, when he is suddenly rescued by armed men on motorbikes. Harry Pearce, the head of Counter-Terrorism at MI5 is blamed for the terrorist escaping. Especially as Harry disappeared shortly after the incident. An ex-agent, Will Holloway, and protégé of Harry’s is recalled by MI5 to assist in finding and bringing Harry in. However Harry has disappeared for a reason. Certain that there is a traitor in a senior position in MI5, he enlists the somewhat reluctant Will to help him in uncovering the rat or rats concerned.
Other cast: Peter Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Tim McInnerny, Elyes Gabel, Elliot Levey, Tuppence Middleton, Eleanor Matsuura, David Harewood
- Follows the British spy series Spooks, which aired on BBC One from 2002 to 2011.
- Kit Harington and Elyes Gabel both starred in Game of Thrones. Jennifer Ehle was originally cast as Catelyn Stark in said show before dropping out.
- Scenes on the streets of London had to be re-shot because buses with pictures of Kit Harington kept getting into the shot.
- Kit Harington received training from an ex-SAS soldier, so he could believably play a former MI5 agent in this film.
- Kit Harington’s primary reason for taking the role was to avoid being typecast in period pieces.