Keira Knightley plays an 'ordinary' whistle-blower in Official Secrets

Keira Knightley as Katharine Gun in Official Secrets. PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION
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LOS ANGELES - Many know of whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning, who leaked large troves of documents they saw while working for the United States government and went on to become high-profile activists.

But the film Official Secrets, which opens in Singapore on Dec 26, is about a far more modest whistle-blower: a young woman named Katharine Gun, who in 2003 leaked a troubling email she saw as a Mandarin translator working for British intelligence - one that suggested covert attempts by the US to coerce diplomats into supporting the Iraq war.

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