Salting The Battlefield stars Bill Nighy, Saskia Reeves, Judy Davis, Kate Burdette, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Ewen Bremner, Malcolm Sinclair. Johnny Worricker and Margot Tyrrell are on the run across Europe, with MI5 hard on their heels. But life in exile is proving much harder than either of them expected. Worricker knows that his only chance of resolving both his personal and his professional lives is if he returns home to confront the powerful prime minister, Alec Beasley. In a duel of wits between the two men, there will be only one winner.
Writer and director David Hare says: “We have assembled a most extraordinary cast for these two films. I think there may be two reasons – first and foremost, because so many actors want to appear alongside Bill Nighy, but secondly, because people responded so strongly to the feeling of Page Eight – all the fun of spy fiction, I hope, but, for once, bang up to date and based in the real intelligence dilemmas of the last 10 years.”
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