Christopher Walken and Winona Ryder join BBC Two’s ‘Page Eight’ sequel

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Directed and written by Hare, Turks and Caicos and Salting the Battlefield will follow 2011’s Emmy-winning Page Eight, which starred Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes and Michael Gambon.

Joining Bill Nighy, who reprises his role as MI5 spy Johnny Worricker, in the final two parts of The Worricker Trilogy are Christopher Walken, Winona Ryder, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Ewen Bremner, James Naughton, Dylan Baker, Zach Grenier, Malcolm Sinclair, Johnny Worricker, Saskia Reeves, Margot Tyrrell, Judy Davis and Kate Burdette.

David Hare commented: “We have assembled a most extraordinary cast for these two films. I think there may be two reasons – first and foremost, because so many actors want to appear alongside Bill Nighy, but secondly, because people responded so strongly to the feeling of Page Eight – all the fun of spy fiction, I hope, but, for once, bang up to date and based in the real intelligence dilemmas of the last 10 years.”

Janice Hadlow, Controller of BBC Two, added: “David Hare’s outstanding films and incredible cast are testament to BBC Two’s commitment to original British drama and I am delighted to welcome him back to the channel.”

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