Rogue Trader (1999) directed by James Dearden, based on the autobiography by Nick Leeson, starring Ewan McGregor, Anna Friel and Tim McInnerny. "One man's ambition causes one of the greatest financial disasters in history."
Nick Leeson. besides of all his "achievements" Nick is an author of the bestseller books, "Rogue Trader: How I Brought Down Barings Bank and Shook the Financial World" and "Back from the Brink: Coping with Stress."
Nick Leeson, the young gambler who found himself sucked into a terrifying spiral of loss was a working-class boy who lived out of his depth, high in an upper-class world, until his unchecked gambling caused the downfall of Britain's oldest merchant bank. Nick was sentenced to 6 years in a Singaporean jail, his wife left him and whilst in prison developed cancer. His story was published as a worldwide best-selling book, Rogue Trader and turned into a Hollywood film starring Ewan McGregor.