Legacy of Lies is a 2020 film written and directed by Adrian Bol and starring Scott Adkins.

Legacy of Lies
Directed byAdrian Bol
Written byAdrian Bol
Produced byAlla Belaya
Krzysztof Solek
Adrian Bol
Marco Robinson
StarringScott Adkins
Anna Butkevich
Honor Kneafsey
Matt Mitler
Yuliia Sobol
Marco Robinson
Andrea Vasiliou
Martin McDougall
CinematographySimon Rowling
Edited byYuri Reznichenko
Music byArkadiusz Reikowski
Distributed byToy Cinema
Film & TV House
GEM Entertainment
Release dates
  • July 28, 2020 (2020-07-28) (United States)
  • October 28, 2020 (2020-10-28) (United Kingdom)
Running time
101 minutes
CountriesUnited States
United Kingdom
Budget4.5 million



A decade ago, agent Martin Baxter quit MI6 after his wife's tragic murder in an operation gone wrong. But when journalist Sasha asks for help solving an old case, Martin finds himself in the crosshairs of both UK and Russian intelligence. With his daughter held captive by the KGB, Martin has just 24 hours to deliver the secret case files — which means risking both Sasha's life and his own.[1]





Entrepreneur Marco Robinson and Adrian Bol met in 2015 with the same goal of producing a Spy Thriller Feature Film.

Marco Robinson was originally cast in the lead role in Legacy of Lies. He was the first investor into the project and a concept trailer was created that secured over USD$700,000 in funding from the Ukrainian State Film Agency as one of the top prizewinners. Marco and Adrian both produced the film and hired Toy Cinema to complete the production.

The film was shot in London and Kyiv.[2][citation needed]

Post-production finished in December 2019, though due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Legacy of Lies could not be premiered in theatres.

The movie was held back from release until February 2021, when the rights were sold to Netflix UK. The film reached number four in the charts and stayed there for many weeks. In October 2021, Netflix USA bought the rights and the film debuted at number two.[citation needed]



The film has received multiple wins and nominations in several categories including winner of the Best British Feature at the London Independent Film Festival awards. It was the winner of the Hollywood Art and Movie Award and won the Festival Award at the Edinburgh Independent Film Awards. Adrian Bol was voted Best Director at the Barcelona Planet Film Festival 2021.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Scott Adkins in International Spy Thriller 'Legacy of Lies' Official Trailer | FirstShowing.net". www.firstshowing.net. 20 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Legacy of Lies review – sappy action thriller undone by lack of smarts". the Guardian. 2020-10-14. Retrieved 2022-04-16.