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The Night Manager

Post  Berry on 2015-04-16, 14:36

from the futon critic
NEW YORK / LONDON - April 16, 2015: Highly acclaimed British actors David Harewood ("Homeland"), Neil Morrissey ("Line of Duty"), Katherine Kelly ("Mr Selfridge") and Tobias Menzies ("The Honorable Woman") have been announced to join the star-studded cast of the television adaptation of John le Carré's novel The Night Manager, which started filming last month.

Co-produced by AMC with BBC One and The Ink Factory, the latest names to feature in the international production join previously announced stars Hugh Laurie ("House"), Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers), Olivia Colman ("Broadchurch"), Tom Hollander (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby) and Academy Award(R)-winning director Susanne Bier (In a Better World).

Harewood is most well-known for his role in Golden Globe(R) and Emmy Award(R)-winning drama "Homeland," whilst Morrissey was recently featured in BAFTA-nominated drama "Line of Duty." Kelly starred in two series of Emmy(R)-nominated British drama "Mr Selfridge," and Menzies has made a name for himself in Golden Globe(R)-winning drama "The Honorable Woman" and Emmy(R) Award-winning series "Game of Thrones."

Other names announced to appear in the espionage drama include BAFTA nominees Adeel Akhtar ("Utopia") and Natasha Little ("Wolf Hall"), as well as Jonathan Aris ("Sherlock") and Hannah Steele ("Wolf Hall").

A contemporary interpretation of le Carré's 1993 novel - and the first television adaptation of a le Carré novel in more than 20 years - "The Night Manager" mini-series will bring together love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminality. The eagerly anticipated series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston) who is recruited by an intelligence operative named Burr (Colman) to navigate the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie), which includes girlfriend Jed (Debicki) and an associate named Corcoran (Hollander), Pine must himself become a criminal.

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