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"London Spy" (TV miniseries) cast member Ben Whishaw
London Spy (TV miniseries) cast member Ben Whishaw
"London Spy" is a TV miniseries on BBC America that was created by acclaimed best-selling author Tom Rob Smith ("Child 44"). The gripping, contemporary, emotional thriller stars Ben Whishaw ("The Hour," "Skyfall," "Bright Star") as Danny, an innocent, young romantic drawn into a dangerous world of espionage. He is joined by Academy Award-winning Jim Broadbent ("Moulin Rouge!," "Bridget Jones' Diary," "Harry Potter"), British actress Charlotte Rampling OBE, whose recent role in "Restless" in 2012
saw her receive an Emmy Award nomination, and newcomer Edward Holcroft ("Wolf Hall").

The miniseries is the story of a chance romance between two people from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess.

Danny (Whishaw) — gregarious, hedonistic, romantic and adrift — falls for the anti-social enigmatic and brilliant Alex (Holcroft). Just as the two of them realize that they're perfect for each other, Alex disappears. Danny, utterly ill-equipped to take on the complex and codified world of British espionage, must decide whether he's prepared to fight for the truth.

"London Spy" is co-produced with BBC Two and produced by Working Title Television. The miniseries is directed by Jakob Verbruggen ("The Fall," "The Bridge") and produced by Guy Heeley. The executive producers are Tom Rob Smith, Juliette Howell, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner for Working Title Television, and Head of Independent Drama Commissioning, Polly Hill, for BBC Two. The miniseries is distributed by NBCUniversal and BBC Worldwide.


Network: BBC America
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: January 21, 2016
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
Working Title Television

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