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Encyclopedia > Rogue Trader (film)
Rogue Trader

Video-release poster
Directed by James Dearden
Produced by Janette Day
James Dearden
Paul Raphael
Written by James Dearden
Nick Leeson (autobiography)
Edward Whitley
Starring Ewan McGregor
Anna Friel
Music by Richard Hartley
Cinematography Jean-François Robin
Editing by Catherine Creed
Distributed by Pathé (UK)
Cinemax (USA)
Release date(s) June 25, 1999 (UK, USA)
November 25, 1999 (Australia)
Running time 101 mins
Country UK
Language English
Budget $12,800,000 (estimated)
Gross revenue £969,565 (UK sub-total)
IMDb profile

Rogue Trader is a 1999 drama film directed by James Dearden about Nick Leeson and the 1995 collapse of Barings Bank. Based on Leeson's book of the same name it stars Ewan McGregor and Anna Friel. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nicholas Leeson (English, born February 25, 1967) is a former derivatives trader whose unsupervised speculative trading caused the collapse of Barings Bank, the United Kingdoms oldest investment bank. ... The Logo of the Whitley Fund for Nature, featuring the Monarch Butterfly Edward Whitley is a British industrialist, environmentalist and philanthropist. ... Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971) (IPA pronunciation: [1]) is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie and art house films. ... Anna Louise Friel (born 12 July 1976 in Rochdale, Greater Manchester) is an English actress. ... Richard Hartley (born July 28, 1944) is a British composer. ... Pathé or Pathé Frères is the name of various businesses founded and originally run by the Pathé Brothers of France. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... A drama film is a film that depends mostly on in-depth character development, interaction, and highly emotional themes. ... Nicholas Leeson (English, born February 25, 1967) is a former derivatives trader whose unsupervised speculative trading caused the collapse of Barings Bank, the United Kingdoms oldest investment bank. ... Barings Bank (1762 to 1995) was the oldest merchant banking company in London, England [1] until its collapse in 1995 after one of the banks employees, Nick Leeson, lost $1. ... Rogue Trader: How I Brought Down Barings Bank and Shook the Financial World is a book by Nick Leeson, who served four years in prison for fraud after bankrupting the London-based Barings Bank in 1995 by hiding $1. ... Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971) (IPA pronunciation: [1]) is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie and art house films. ... Anna Louise Friel (born 12 July 1976 in Rochdale, Greater Manchester) is an English actress. ...


Plot

Rogue Trader tells the true story of Nick Leeson an employee of Barings Bank who after a successful spell working for the firm's office in Indonesia is sent to Singapore as General Manager of the Trading Floor on the SIMEX exchange. The movie follows Leeson's rise as he soon becomes one of Barings key traders, however everything isn't as it appears as through the 88888 error account, Nick is hiding huge losses as he gambles away Baring's money with little more than the bat of an eyelid from the powers that be back in London. Nicholas Leeson (English, born February 25, 1967) is a former derivatives trader whose unsupervised speculative trading caused the collapse of Barings Bank, the United Kingdoms oldest investment bank. ... Barings Bank (1762 to 1995) was the oldest merchant banking company in London, England [1] until its collapse in 1995 after one of the banks employees, Nick Leeson, lost $1. ... SIMEX is the Singapore Monetary Exchange, a stock trading institution in Singapore. ...


Eventually the losses mount up to well over £200 million and Nick along with his wife Lisa decide to leave Singapore and escape to Indonesia. Nick doesn't realise the severity of his losses until he reads in the newspaper that Barings has gone bankrupt. They then decide to return to London but Nick is arrested en route in Frankfurt. Nick is extradicted to Singapore where he is jailed for 6 and a half years. The film is based on Leeson's real life book, Rogue Trader. Rogue Trader: How I Brought Down Barings Bank and Shook the Financial World is a book by Nick Leeson, who served four years in prison for fraud after bankrupting the London-based Barings Bank in 1995 by hiding $1. ...


Cast

Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971) (IPA pronunciation: [1]) is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie and art house films. ... Nicholas Leeson (English, born February 25, 1967) is a former derivatives trader whose unsupervised speculative trading caused the collapse of Barings Bank, the United Kingdoms oldest investment bank. ... Anna Louise Friel (born 12 July 1976 in Rochdale, Greater Manchester) is an English actress. ... Tim McInnerny as Lord Percy Percy in Blackadder II. Tim McInnerny (stress on the penultimate syllable of McInnerny) was born September 18, 1956 and is a British actor. ... Nigel Lindsay left the City in the late 1980s to train as an actor at the Webber Douglas Academy. ... Sir John Standing, 4th Baronet (born John Ronald Leon 16 August 1934 in London, England) is an actor. ... Ramon Tikaram (born 1968) is an actor of Indian-Fijian and Malaysian parentage, raised in Germany and the United Kingdom. ... Lee Ross, as he appeared on the opening credits of Press Gang Lee Ross (born 1972) is an English actor known for roles in The Catherine Tate Show and as Owen Turner in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...

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