Trailer: Judi Dench and Sopie Cookson Star in British Spy Thriller RED JOAN January 24, 2019 Official trailer for the adaptation of Jennie Rooney’s best-selling novel ‘Red Joan’ starring Judi Dench, arriving in Irish cinemas April 19th, The year is 2000 and Joan Stanley is living in contented retirement in suburbia at the turn of the millennium. Her tranquil life is suddenly disrupted when she’s arrested by MI5 and accused of providing intelligence to Communist Russia. Cut to 1938 where Joan is a Cambridge physics student who falls for young communist Leo Galich and through him, begins to see the world in a new light. Working at a top-secret nuclear research facility during WWII, Joan comes to the realisation that the world is on the brink of mutually assured destruction. Confronted with an impossible question – what price would you pay for peace? – Joan must choose between betraying her country and loved ones or saving them. RED JOAN – Irish release date is April 19.