Martin attends Berlinale 2019

Martin took some time from his on going play at the West End to make a day-stop at Berlin for the 2019 Berlinale for the International Premiere of his upcoming film “The Operative” which he stars alongside Diane Kruger and Cas Anvar.

If you missed it don’t worry, we’ve got you covered:

Some pics from the over 200 photos you can find in the gallery:

Photo call

Press Conference

Red Carpet


Berlinale schedule for The Operative posted

Berlinale has announced the schedule for The Operative as we announced in a previous post.

You can check the official programme’s website here.

The dates are:

  • February 10, 6:45 PM (Berlin time) – Berlinale Palast
  • February 11, 10:30 AM (Berlin time) – Haus der Berliner Festspiele
  • February 11, 12:00 PM (Berlin time) – Friedrichstadt-Palast
  • February 11, 11:00 PM (Berlin time) – International



The Operative World Premiere at Berlinale ’19

Great news comes by the way of the prestigious Berlin Film Festival. On a recent press release it was informed that The Operative – starring Martin Freeman and Diana Kruger – will have its World Premiere at Berlinale (Berlin Film Festival).

From their press release published on their website, it was informed that while they will be screening it, it’s going to be out of competition.

The Festival runs from February 7th until February 17th. The complete programme will be published officially on January 29 so we will know the date in which the World Premiere will take place on that day.

It’s important to remember that during those dates, Martin will be doing his play “The Dumb Waiter” for Pinter at the Pinter, in London so it’s possible that he might not be attending although no official confirmation has been released.

World Premiere of The Operative at Berlin Festival 2019

The Hollywood Reporter announced that Martin’s spy thriller which he co-stars with Diane Kruger will be screened as the World Premiere in Berlin Festival this year, albeit out of competition.

There’s still no information about the schedule which we will post as soon as it’s available.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Martin will star opposite Diane Kruger in The Operative

A new project for Martin! And in this case is a full feature film based on the book titled “The English Teacher” written by former Israeli intelligence officer Yiftach Reicher Atir.

The film follows Rachel (Kruger), a rogue spy from Israel’s feared national intelligence force Mossad, vanishes without a trace while attending her father’s funeral in London. The only clue to her whereabouts is a cryptic phone call she places to her former handler Thomas (Freeman), who is then summoned from Germany to Israel by Mossad. With Rachel’s life immersed in her assignments as part of a vast espionage effort against Iran’s nuclear program, Thomas must retrace her steps to determine what threats she may now pose to their operation, while also working to protect her.

Filming is slated to begin next month in Israel and Bulgaria. Spiro Films’ Eitan Mansuri, Archer Gray’s Anne Carey, and Match Factory Production’s Michael Weber and Viola Fügen are producers. Black Bear Pictures’ Teddy Schwarzman will executive produce and finance. Le Pacte’s Jean Labadie is co-producing the film, which is supported by the Israeli Film Fund, Film and Medienstiftung NRW, MDM and Minitraité.

Source: Deadline