|Bill Nighy||Victor Maynard|
|Eileen Atkins||Louisa Maynard|
|Martin Freeman||Hector Dixon|
|Rory Kinnear||Gerry Bailey|
|Alexis Rodney||First Hotel Receptionist|
Victor Maynard is a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose. He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring in the process a young apprentice, Tony. Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client.