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London Spy (BBC-2 2015, Ben Whishaw)

London Spy

In Spy drama London Spy outgoing Danny finds himself drawn into a dangerous world of espionage when he falls for the enigmatic Alex. When Alex disappears Danny is drawn into a dangerous world he knows nothing about.

This is novelist Tom Rob Smith’s first foray into script writing but his massively successful and superb novel Child 44 was made into a movie with Tom Hardy in the lead.

production details
UK / BBC-2 – Working Title / 5×60 minute episodes / In production for broadcast 2015

Writer: Tom Rob Smith / Executive Producers: Tom Rob Smith, Juliette Howell, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Polly Hill / Producer: Guy Heeley

cast
Ben Whishaw as Daniel Edward Holt
Jim Broadbent as Scottie
Edward Holcroft as Alex / Alistair Turner
Samantha Spiro as Detective Taylor
Lorraine Ashbourne as Mrs.Turner / Nanny
David Hayman as Mr.Turner / Groundsman
Clarke Peters as the American
Charlotte Rampling as Frances Turner
Mark Gatiss as Rich
Harriet Walter as Claire
James Fox as James
Adrian Lester as Professor Marcus Shaw
Riccardo Scamarcio as Doppelganger