Let's hope the new Smiley doesn't betray us
John le Carre
The Times (subscription)Let's hope the new Smiley doesn't betray usThe Times (subscription)The legendary spy George Smiley, the greatest of all John le Carré's fictional characters, is to return to life this autumn. There hasn't been such excitement since Anthony Blunt was unmasked as the Fourth Man. After tracking down a double agent in the ...
Posted on 17 April 2017 | 4:02 pm
TV Review: John Ridley's 'Guerrilla,'
VarietyTV Review: John Ridley's 'Guerrilla,' Starring Freida PintoVarietyAt first blush, Showtime's debut event series “Guerrilla” resembles a standalone potboiler, reminiscent of well-drawn spy stories like the many excellent adaptations of John Le Carré novels. It has that gloss of period romance — whether that is ...Emotional John Ridley responds to race questions at Sky's 'Guerrilla' premiereScreen Internationalall 86 news articles »
Posted on 10 April 2017 | 10:01 am
British foreign correspondent Cornwell dies
British foreign correspondent Cornwell dies of cancer at 71Press HeraldRupert Cornwell, an award-winning British journalist who covered financial scandals at the Vatican, the fall of the Soviet Union and the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, and who was the half brother of renowned spy novelist John le Carré ...
Posted on 9 April 2017 | 3:48 pm
The Night Manager could return as executive
Belfast TelegraphThe Night Manager could return as executive producer confirms work on story lineBelfast TelegraphBut he said the team were stepping into “unchartered territory” as they attempt to craft a television follow-up to the acclaimed John le Carre novel. He made the comments as he appeared alongside the show's lead actor Tom Hiddleston, co-star Alistair ...and more »
Posted on 9 April 2017 | 1:47 pm
Tom Hiddleston: John Le Carré made a meal
iNewsTom Hiddleston: John Le Carré made a meal of The Night Manager cameoiNewsJohn le Carré refused to keep to the script during a cameo appearance in the hit television adaptation of his thriller The Night Manager, Tom Hiddleston has revealed. The author made a Hitchcock-style cameo as a restaurant diner during a key scene in ...We never knew just HOW much Tom Hiddleston loves John Le Carré's The Night ManagerRadio Timesall 10 news articles »
Posted on 9 April 2017 | 10:05 am
'No Escape' amps the action and keeps the
John le Carre
“No Escape” stars Owen Wilson as an American businessman relocated to an unnamed Southeast Asian country with his family just as a bloody coup d’état erupts. Directed and co-written by John Erick Dowdle, the film is obviously meant to cash in on ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 2:24 am
Sean Connery’s birthday: 85 facts about
57: He played on the first golf course in the Soviet Union in 1989 while filming John Le Carre’s The Russia House. The Moscow City Club had nine fairways constructed around high-rise tenements. 58: He met Moroccan artist Micheline Roquebrune at a golf ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:47 pm
The top 25 secret agents in film
Unlike the movies adapted from the novels by John le Carre or Len Deighton, Bond deals with the seductive fantasy of spy craft rather than the mundane, soul-sapping reality. But therein lies Bond's almost universal appeal: 007's stock in trade may be death ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 4:10 pm
There is a special place for all the people in the world who love a well realised thriller. I’m speaking about those of us who adore something along the lines of a John Le Carré novel that has been translated into film, preferably in the style of Jean ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:42 pm
Book review: Mai Jia’s In the Dark shines
For a purveyor of crime and espionage fiction, it seems fitting that Mai Jia should be so difficult to sum up and pin down. Some critics have called him China’s answer to John le Carré. Others, in what is surely a backhanded compliment, hail him as ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 7:17 pm