Movie Rogue Agent based on a true story?

Rogue Agent, a British film directed by Declan Lawn and Adam Patterso, tells a fascinating tale of lies and manipulation that makes one wonder if such a story could be pulled from real life. If you think so, here’s what you should know about the movie.

Is Rogue Agent based on a true story?

The British film Rogue Agent is based on the true crimes of fraudster Robert Freegard. The film uses Michael Bronner’s unpublished article Chasing Agent Freegard as material. In real life, Freegard in 1993 convinced three university students that he was working for MI5 and convinced them that the IRA was on the hunt to kidnap them. Over the next few years, Freegard used them to extort money from their families.

Freegard had sex with two of the women, one of whom also had a child with him. In the early 2000s, he persuaded lawyer Caroline Cowper to tell his spy story and received a large sum of money from her. Freegard was also engaged to her, but disappeared before the wedding could take place. Some time later, Robert Freegard lured American psychologist Kimberley Adams into a trap and made her ask her family for money.

In the film, we see Gemma Arterton’s Alice Archer chasing Freegard. In real life, Adams’ family was also involved in Freegard’s capture. After months of surveillance, Freegard was arrested at London’s Heathrow Airport, where he was conning money from Adams’ mother.

When actor James Norton(who also plays Freegard in the film) saw the story, he knew it was something he wanted to be a part of. Although this is a story about a con man and how his actions ruined many lives, for the directors of the film, they didn’t want to make Freegard the focus of the film. But through Alice Archer, on behalf of all who fall into Freegard’s trap, focusing on how he manipulates the situation and gets the smartest people to fall into his ruse.

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