Is The Courier on Netflix? Where to watch the 2021 movie

Is The Courier on Netflix? Here’s where to watch the 2021 movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Is it available on streaming services?

Despite obvious obstacles, 2021 has still been quite a good year for film so far.

Plenty of highly anticipated movies have made their way to screens and Netflix has delivered a fair share of them.

The popular streaming service promised to deliver a new movie to subscribers every single week and have already offered the likes of Malcolm & Marie, News of the World, The White Tiger, Moxie and more.

Many keep up to date with new films thanks to Netflix, so some are curious about Dominic Cooke’s latest. Is The Courier on Netflix?

still from The Courier, FilmNation Entertainment et al., IMDb

Is The Courier on Netflix? Where to watch

  • No, The Courier is not available to stream on Netflix.

The film was released theatrically in the United States on Friday, March 19th 2021 and is yet to reach such streaming services as Amazon Prime Video.

So, if you’re eager to see it right now, cinemas are your go-to.

As for UK audiences, the film isn’t scheduled for release until Monday, May 17th 2021. So, streaming for The Courier is out of the question at the moment.

It originally had its world premiere – under the title Ironbark – at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020 and was supposed to release in August of that year. However, it was delayed until October due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, further delays followed.

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, the historical-drama tells the tale of Greville Wynne, the British businessman who helped MI6 penetrate the Soviet nuclear programme during the Cold War. He and Oleg Penkovsky – his Russian source, codenamed Ironbark – gathered crucial intelligence that ended the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The Courier: 2021 movie cast

We’ve listed the cast members of The Courier and their respective roles below:

  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Greville Wynne
  • Rachel Brosnahan as Emily Donovan
  • Jessie Buckley as Sheila Wynne
  • Merab Ninidze as Oleg Penkovsky
  • Angus Wright as Dickie Franks
  • Kirill Pirogov as Gribanov
  • Keir Hills as Andrew Wynne
  • Jonathan Harden as Leonard
  • Aleksandr Kotjakovs as Soviet Officer
  • Olga Koch as Irisa

Dominic Cooke on The Courier

In conversation with RogerEbert.com, director Dominic Cooke was asked how he first heard about the true story:

“I have to be honest, and say that I didn’t know anything about them. I was sent the script and I started reading it without knowing the true story. I was gripped by what [screenwriter] Tom O’Connor has done. And then I looked it up and discovered it was a true story.”

He added: “And then once I found that out, I became quite obsessed by it and then started sort of going into resources, a vortex of research…”

The Courier was released in select US cinemas on Friday, March 19th 2021.

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