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DVD Review: Dougray Scott stars in The Diplomat

PUBLISHED: 19:40 03 March 2011

The Diplomat is out on DVD on March 14

The Diplomat is out on DVD on March 14

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Involved in a convoluted plot with MI6 and a strip club-owning Russian mobster, Ian Porter (Dougray Scott) is in some serious trouble when arrested by Scotland Yard’s finest in The Diplomat. After the gangsters threaten his ex-wife Pippa (Scott’s real-life spouse Claire Forlani) the police decide to put the pair in witness protection in a series of very nice apartments in Sydney.

What gives this high-octane thriller an added twist is the fact that Porter is determined to get out of protective custody to complete his shadowy mission, while the gangsters want him out too.

Cue a game of cat and mouse with the Aussie cops assigned to protect the estranged couple making for a highly enjoyable, gun and girl-packed action film that also gives the little grey cells a work out keeping up with the latest development.

The Diplomat is out on DVD on March 14.

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