Operation Mincemeat Movie

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Operation Mincemeat is the extraordinary story of two intelligence officers that changed the course of World War II, saving tens of thousands of lives and breaking Hitler’s deadly grip on Europe, by recruiting the skills of the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man.

Who's Involved:

Colin Firth, Michelle Ashford, Penelope Wilton, Kris Thykier, Emile Sherman, Christian McLaughlin, Kelly MacDonald, Matthew Macfadyen, John Madden, Johnny Flynn, Iain Canning, Charles S. Cohen, Simon Gillis

Release Date:

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 (Netflix)

strong language, some sexual content, brief war violence, disturbing images, and smoking
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

It’s 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe, and plan an all-out assault on Sicily; but they face an impossible challenge - how to protect a massive invasion force from potential massacre. It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen) to dream the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war - centred on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man. Operation Mincemeat is the extraordinary and true story of an idea that hoped to alter the course of the war - defying logic, risking countless thousands of lives, and testing the nerves of its creators to breaking point.

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Who stars in Operation Mincemeat: Cast List

Empire of Light, Mothering Sunday  

I Came By, Brave  

Anna Karenina, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms  

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, The Outfit  

Belle, The BFG  

Who's making Operation Mincemeat: Crew List

A look at the Operation Mincemeat behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director John Madden last directed Miss Sloane and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The film's writer Michelle Ashford last wrote The Skies Belong To Us and City of Girls.


John Madden


Michelle Ashford


Iain Canning
Charles S. Cohen
Emile Sherman
Kris Thykier

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Production: What we know about Operation Mincemeat?

Key Facts

  1. An adaptation of Ben McIntyre’s novel.
  2. Netflix has North American and Latin American rights, while Warner Bros. distributes in most of Europe, including the U.K. and Ireland (6/6/2021).

Filming Timeline

  1. September 2021: The film was in Completed status.
  2. June 2021: The film was in Post-Production status.

Operation Mincemeat Release Date: When was the film released?

Operation Mincemeat was released in 2022 on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 (Netflix release). There were 2 other movies released on the same date, including Our Father and This Much I Know To Be True.

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