“I was hoping I wouldn’t be discovered” The inspiration for the film ‘Official Secrets’; British intelligence whistleblower, Katharine Gun on why she leaked a secret memo in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq
Katharine Gun leaked an official GCHQ email in the lead up to the 2003 bombing of Iraq. She was close to going to prison for breaching the Official Secrets Act. She tells us about that time 16 years ago and what happened next #OfficialSecrets
🗣️"Something is going to happen. I'm not going to be in this sense of... torment" Katharine Gun'>Whistleblower Katharine Gun – inspiration for the film #OfficialSecrets – tells @Emmabarnett about being arrested for breaking the Official Secrets Act 🎧 Listen via @BBCSounds
🎬 @john_fardy chats with whistle blower Katharine Gun, who Kiera Knightly’s new movie ‘Official Secrets’ is based about, and is joined in studio by Reginal D Hunter. Listen Live now with thanks to @StellaDublin
🎬 @john_fardy chats with whistle blower Katharine Gun, who Kiera Knightly’s new movie ‘Official Secrets’ is based about, and is joined in studio by Reginal D Hunter. Catch this and more on the latest episode of Screentime, with thanks to @StellaDublin
@martinbright @OSFilmUK "The great thing about this film is that in the end you are identifying with Katharine Gun rather than anybody else. " - @martinbright #OfficialSecrets #LFFhttps ://t.co/Bh5QPSXiRN
@martinbright @OSFilmUK “I think the film is about one person’s struggle with their own conscience. What drew me to it was would I have had the courage to do what Katharine Gun did?” Director Gavin Hood joins us for #OfficialSecretsGala . #LFFhttps ://t.co/CP6SVNgqxp
Katharine Gun'>Whistleblower Katharine Gun discusses her decision to leak a damning NSA memo with journalists @martinbright @edvulliamy and director @gavin_hood1 ahead of the release of "Official Secrets", a film adaptation of her story. Watch the full discussion here:
"I was appalled. My first reaction was shock and anger," says Katharine Gun, the former British intelligence employee who received a top-secret memo exposing British and American plans to spy on United Nation Security Council members ahead of the 2003 Iraq invasion.
Katharine Gun, the British whistleblower who exposed an NSA and GCHQ plan to bug U.N. diplomats ahead of the Iraq invasion in 2003, describes her shock at the time. "All the flowery words they used in front of the cameras about doing everything diplomatically was a sham."