Benedict Cumberbatch appears to be an espionage film fan; he’s often played a spy. In Dominic Cooke’s fact-based spy thriller The Courier he is Greville Wynne, an English businessman who agrees to undertake secret missions in Moscow on behalf of the British spy agency and the American CIA. Things go swimmingly for a while until the Russians come after him. Dominic Cooke spoke with What She Said’ Anne Brodie about Wynne’s actions and how they impacted the Cuban Missile Crisis.
On digital TIFF Bell Lightbox April 16.