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Ironbark: Did two spies really prevent the Cuban missile crisis?


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Ironbark: Did two spies really prevent the Cuban missile crisis?

Ironbark is one of 2020’s anticipated movies. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the MI6 handler of a Russian spy who may have helped prevent nuclear war Humans 29 January 2020 By Chris Baraniuk A control room at a Soviet nuclear missile base outside MoscowRobert Wallis/Corbis via Getty ImagesIronbark Directed by Dominic Cooke THE cold war was about…

Ironbark: Did two spies really prevent the Cuban missile crisis?

Ironbark is one of 2020’s anticipated movies. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the MI6 handler of a Russian spy who may have helped prevent nuclear war



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29 January 2020

By Chris Baraniuk

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A control room at a Soviet nuclear missile base outside Moscow

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Ironbark

Directed by Dominic Cooke

THE cold war was about to get messy and two people were in the thick of it. Ironbark, the gripping story of Greville Wynne, a UK businessman recruited by MI6, and Soviet intelligence officer Oleg Penkovsky, premiered at the Sundance film festival last month.

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Taking its title from the codename used by Penkovsky, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Wynne, Merab Ninidze as Penkovsky and Rachel Brosnahan as CIA agent Emily …

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