15 certificateThe Ghost is a Film programme that first aired in 2010 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

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The Ghost (2010)

Directed by
Roman Polanski

Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan star in Roman Polanski's much lauded adaptation of author Robert Harris's political conspiracy thriller.

When the corpse of the man ghost-writing the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang is found, apparently having accidentally fallen from a ferry, another writer is quickly hired to finish the job. The new man is dispatched to the ex-PM's swish home in the States, where he now resides.

As the writer begins his task, he thinks it odd that he's not allowed access to his predecessor's draft but gets on with the work, under pressure from all sides to finish the job quickly. But, later, he uncovers documents, seemingly left by the dead man, which throw a new light on everything: they suggest Lang and his wealthy friends have very dark secrets, ones they'd possibly even kill for in order to keep them hidden. Will the new ghost-writer now suffer the same fate as the previous one?

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 135 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2010

Rating:
4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: France/Germany/UK

Filmed in Colour

When is The Ghost next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 December 16th, 1:05am and on Film4 Plus 1 December 16th, 2:05am. See more...

Cast

Image for Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor...The Ghost
Image for Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan...Adam Lang
Image for Olivia WilliamsOlivia Williams...Ruth Lang
Image for James BelushiJames Belushi...John Maddox
Image for Jon BernthalJon Bernthal...Rick Ricardelli
Tim Preece...Roy
Image for Timothy HuttonTimothy Hutton...Sidney Kroll
Anna Botting...SKY TV Newsreader
Yvonne Tomlinson...Stewardess
Milton Welsh...Taxi Driver
Alister Mazzotti...Protection Officer
Tim Faraday...Barry
Image for Kim CattrallKim Cattrall...Amelia Bly
Kate Copeland...Alice
Soogi Kang...Dep
Lee Hong Thay...Duc
John Keogh...Protection Officer
Hans-Peter Sussner...Protection Officer
Stuart Austen...Protection Officer
Marianne Graffam...Lucy