A Different Loyalty

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A Different Loyalty
A Different Loyalty DVD.jpg
Directed by Marek Kanievska
Produced by Michael Cowan
Richard Lalonde
Jason Piette
Jan H. Vocke
Written by Jim Piddock
Starring Sharon Stone
Rupert Everett
Julian Wadham
Music by Normand Corbeil
Cinematography Jean Lépine
Edited by Yvann Thibaudeau
Distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment
Release date
  • May 16, 2004 (2004-05-16)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Canada
United Kingdom
United States
Language English

A Different Loyalty is a 2004 drama film inspired by the story of British traitor Kim Philby's love affair and marriage to Eleanor Brewer in Beirut and his eventual defection to the Soviet Union.[1] The story takes place in the 1960s and stars Sharon Stone and Rupert Everett. In the film, the characters have fictitious names. The film was entered into the 26th Moscow International Film Festival.[2]

Though not credited, the story is based on Eleanor Brewer Philby's 1967 book Kim Philby: The Spy I Loved, published in 1967. The screenplay was written by Jim Piddock. It was a Canada/UK/United States co-production. A Different Loyalty was not released theatrically in the United States.



  1. ^ Felperin, Leslie (15 June 2004). "Review: 'A Different Loyalty'". variety.com. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ "26th Moscow International Film Festival (2004)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 

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