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Last day of filming for Red Joan takes place at Newnham College




The filming of Red Joan at Newnham College, Cambridge. Picture: Richard Marsham
The filming of Red Joan at Newnham College, Cambridge. Picture: Richard Marsham

Cameras rolled this week as the final day of filming in Cambridge for KGB spy thriller, Red Joan was held.

The filming of Red Joan at Newnham College, Cambridge. Picture: Richard Marsham
The filming of Red Joan at Newnham College, Cambridge. Picture: Richard Marsham

Kingsman star Sophie Cookson and a crew led by director Sir Trevor Nunn have been in the city filming scenes for Red Joan, a new film based on the life of Melita Norwood, the KGB’s longest-serving British spy.

A statement released by the college said: “Scenes were shot in Old Hall, the Pfeiffer arch, Newnham’s gardens and inside our Kennedy building. The film is expected to be released in autumn 2018.”

Red Joan stars Oscar-winner Dame Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson, 27, best known as Roxy Morton in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and its 2017 follow-up, Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

The story follows Dame Judi as Joan, a retired physicist whose tranquil life is interrupted in 1999 by a visit from MI5. Cookson plays Joan in her younger days as a student at Newnham who falls in love with a committed communist and, later, finds her loyalty to her country tested while employed in the UK’s secret nuclear programme.



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