The Courier Movie

The Courier movie poster

Who's Involved:

Rory Aitken, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Dominic Cooke, Joseph Balderrama, Tom O'Connor, Adam Ackland, Merab Ninidze, Tom O’Connor, Leah Clarke, Angus Wright, Josh Varney, Russell Balogh

Release Date:

Friday, March 19, 2021 (Limited)

violence, partial nudity, brief strong language, and smoking throughout

Runtime: 1 hr, 51 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK’s MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Who stars in The Courier: Cast List

... Greville Wynne

"The Electrical Life of Louis Wain" , "Spider-Man: No Way Home"  

"Distant" , "I'm Your Woman"  

"The Lost Daughter" , "Judy"  

"The Witches" , "The Courier"  

"Nowhere in Africa" , "The Courier"  


Who's making The Courier: Crew List

A look at the The Courier behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer Tom O'Connor last wrote The Courier and The Hitman's Bodyguard.



Tom O'Connor


Adam Ackland
Rory Aitken

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Production: What we know about The Courier?

Key Facts

  1. Scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on October 30, 2020 (8/2/2020).
  2. The film had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
  3. Based on the true story of a British businessman who is recruited by the CIA to provide intelligence during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Filming Timeline

  1. February 2020: The film was in Completed status.

The Courier Release Date: When was the film released?

The Courier was released in 2021 on Friday, March 19, 2021 (Limited release). There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including Food Club, Phobias and Exodus.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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