I really enjoy the work of Bill Nighy. While being a gifted comedic actor (Pirate Radio, Dad's Army), he also excels at portraying Johnny Worricker, an operative of MI5 nearing the end of his career. His life has been upended when his boss and best friend have damaging information on the Prime Minister, but dies before it can be verified.
Page Eight (2011) is a spy thriller that isn't about car crashes and explosions, but instead about dirty money, hidden agendas, political maneuvering, believable characters, witty dialogue, and contemporary situations.
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