A Minute With: Keira Knightley as a Whistleblower in ‘Official Secrets’

Posted on August 27, 2019 6:40 pm

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Actress Keira Knightley turns to the 2003 Iraq War for her latest film “Official Secrets,” in which she portrays a British government employee who was fired for leaking a secret U.S. memo in the run-up to the conflict.

The 34-year old plays Katharine Gun, a former translator at Britain’s global spy center who was charged with breaking the Official Secrets Act for leaking a U.S. memo seeking London’s help in spying on the United Nations.

Knightley spoke to Reuters about the role. Below are edited excerpts of the interview.

Q: Very few people know Gun’s story.

Knightley: “I remember the lead up to that