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A Call To Spy – Watch the trailer about the woman who inspired Ian Fleming’s Miss Moneypenny

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As Great Britain’s forces were stretched thin during World War II, Winston Churchill’s Special Operations Executive (SOE) began to enlist women as spies. Their daunting mission: conduct sabotage and build a resistance. Spymistress Vera Atkins, later the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise, was the chief recruiter for this secret army. Atkins selected two unusual candidates: Virginia Hall, an American journalist from Baltimore hampered by a wooden leg, and Noor Inayat Khan, a wireless officer of Indian descent and an avowed pacifist. Together, they worked to undermine the Nazi regime in France. The courage, sacrifices and grit of these three women helped quell the Nazi occupation – and ultimately turned the tide of the war.

Joe Gordon reviewed the film at last years Edinburgh Film Festival and said it was “a remarkable film.” You can read his full review here.

Directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher, the film stars Stana Katic, Sarah Megan Thomas, Radhika Apte, Linus Roache, Laila Robins, Mathilde Ollivier, and Rossif Sutherland.

A Call To Spy hits cinemas and VOF on 2nd October 2020.

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