Operation Mincemeat (2021)

4 May 2023

Operation Mincemeat (2021)

It’s 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe, and plan to launch an all-out assault on Sicily; but they face an impossible challenge – how to protect the invasion force from potential annihilation. 

It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Oscar winner Colin Firth from The King’s Speech) and Charles Cholmondeley (Emmy winner Matthew Macfadyen from Succession) to dream the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war – centred on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man. 

Nominated for a 2023 Satellite Award for Best Motion Picture Made for Television, Operation Mincemeat is the extraordinary and true story of an idea that hoped to turn the tide for the Allies – taking impossibly high risks, defying logic, and testing the nerves of its creators to breaking point. 

Directed by Oscar nominee John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Operation Mincemeat co-stars Mark Bonnar, who was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award for the role, and Emmy winner Kelly Macdonald. 

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