The Ghost (2010)

Directed by Roman Polanski

Starring Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan



Ewan McGregor is hired as a ghost-writer to help complete the memoirs of a former Prime Minister however he uncovers a secret that puts his life in danger. I’m not going to say too much about this film as i do not want to give anything away but the story that is being played out has similarities to that of real life ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Although the film is a bit slow in places it helps deliver on the thriller/mystery aspect as you are sucked into the film not knowing which way it is going to turn. The whole film is shown from McGregor’s Ghost character as he tries to work out what is going on. There are parts to the film when you think back and have some “ahhh” and “I wonder if” moments.

Having not read the book by Robert Harris i cannot comment on the translation from page to screen however it keeps you going until the end and i would recommend this to anyone.


Film Fact


Ewan McGregor has said that the script never named his character, so in his head, his character name was Gordon McFarquor. The credits simply list him as The Ghost. (The character is never named in the original novel.)