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by Dominic Cooke


Based on the true story of the British businessman Greville Wynne who helped the CIA penetrate the Soviet nuclear programme during the Cold War. Wynne and his Russian source, Oleg Penkovsky (codenamed Ironbark), provided crucial intelligence that ended the Cuban Missile Crisis.

international title: The Courier
original title: The Courier
working title: Ironbark
country: United Kingdom, United States
sales agent: FilmNation Entertainment (US)
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Dominic Cooke
film run: 112'
release date: PT 10/06/2021, FR 23/06/2021, LT 26/06/2021, DE 1/07/2021, DK 8/07/2021, FI 6/08/2021, SE 6/08/2021, UK 13/08/2021, ES 29/10/2021
screenplay: Tom O'Connor
cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley
cinematography by: Sean Bobbitt
film editing: Tariq Anwar, Gareth C. Scales
art director: Suzie Davies
costumes designer: Keith Madden
music: Abel Korzeniowski
producer: Adam Ackland, Rory Aitken, Ben Browning, Ben Pugh
co-producer: Donald Sabourin
executive producer: Glen Basner, Leah Clarke, Alison Cohen, Dominic Cooke, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ashley Fox, Tom O'Connor, Milan Popelka, Josh Varney
line producer: Kristina Hejduková
production: SunnyMarch, FilmNation Entertainment (US)
distributor: NOS Audiovisuais, SND (Société Nouvelle de Distribution) Films, Acme Film, Telepool, Scanbox Entertainment Denmark, Finnkino, Scanbox Entertainment Sweden, Lionsgate, Diamond Films
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