The Courier


The true story of a Welsh businessman unwittingly recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. Forming an unlikely partnership with a Soviet officer hoping to prevent a nuclear confrontation, the two men work together to provide the crucial intelligence used to defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis

Genre: Thriller, Drama

Welsh Connections

Storyline: Based on the life of Welsh businessman and engineer ‘Greville Wynne’

Production Details

Director: Dominic Cooke
Writer: Tom O’Connor
Cinematography: Sean Bobbt
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Angus Wright
Music: Abel Korzeniowski

Technical Details

Length: 1 hr 55 minutes
Certificate: 18
Format: DCP
Language: English


  • 13th August 2021


  • Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2020


Distributor: Lionsgate
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