Salting the Battlefield

Release Date: 27th March 2014
Director: David Hare
Writer: David Hare
Producer: David Heyman, David Barron and Celia Duval
Executive Producer: Gareth Neame, Nigel Marchant and Christine Langan

Runtime: Unknown
Language: English


After escaping from the CIA in the Caribbean, two ex-employees of MI5, Johnny Worricker and Margot Tyrell are on the run together across Germany. They are fast running out of money, and being forced by MI5 surveillance to move quickly from one town to another. Together they have hatched a plan to plant stories in the British press which they believe will flush out the irregular behaviour of the Prime Minister, Alec Beasley, whose record in the ‘war on terror’ seems marked by doubtful practice and financial gain.

As they head back towards the UK, and Johnny’s family life, love life and professional life all come together in one shared crisis, Worricker knows that his only chance of resolution is if he returns home to confront the prime minister. In a showdown with Downing Street, there will be only one winner.


Bill Nighy…as Johnny Worricker
Helena Bonham Carter…as Margot Tyrrell
Ralph Fiennes…as Alec Beasley
Judy Davis…as Jill Tankard
Saskia Reeves…as Anthea Catcheside
Ewen Bremner…as Rollo Maverley
Kate Burdette…as Allegra Betts
Shazad Latif…as Jez Nichols

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