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London Spy (BBC Spy Drama, Ben Whishaw)

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London Spy BBC Spy Drama, Ben Whishaw

In Spy drama London Spy outgoing Danny (Ben Whishaw) finds himself drawn into a dangerous world of espionage when he falls for the enigmatic Alex (Edward Holcraft). 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.

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

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

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