Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Benedict Cumberbach, Mark Strong, Tobe Jones. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is the long-awaited feature film version of John le Carré’s classic bestselling novel. The thriller is directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In). The screenplay adaptation is by the writing team of Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan. The time is 1973. The Cold War of the mid-20th Century continues to damage international relations. Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), a.k.a. MI6 and code-named the Circus, is striving to keep pace with other countries’ espionage efforts and to keep the U.K. secure. The head of the Circus, known as Control (John Hurt), personally sends dedicated operative Jim Prideaux (Mark Strong) into Hungary. But Jim’s mission goes bloodily awry, and Control is forced out of the Circus – as is his top lieutenant, George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a career spy with razor-sharp senses. Estranged from his absent wife Ann, Smiley is soon called in to see undersecretary Oliver Lacon (Simon McBurney); he is to be rehired in secret at the government’s behest, as there is a gnawing fear that the Circus has long been compromised by a double agent, or mole, working for the Soviets and jeopardizing England. Supported by younger agent Peter Guillam (Benedict Cumberbatch), Smiley parses Circus activities past and present. In trying to track and identify the mole, Smiley is haunted by his decades-earlier interaction with the shadowy Russian spy master Karla. The mole’s trail remains cold until maverick field agent Ricki Tarr (Tom Hardy) unexpectedly contacts Lacon. While undercover in Turkey, Ricki has fallen for a betrayed married woman, Irina (Svetlana Khodchenkova), who claims to possess crucial intelligence. Separately, Smiley learns that Control narrowed down the list of mole suspects to five men. They are the ambitious Percy Alleline (Toby Jones), whom he had code-named Tinker; suavely confident Bill Haydon (Colin Firth), dubbed Tailor; stalwart Roy Bland (Ciarán Hinds), called Soldier; officious Toby Esterhase (David Dencik), dubbed Poor Man; and – Smiley himself. Even before the startling truth is revealed, the emotional and physical tolls on the players enmeshed in the deadly international spy game will escalate…

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011)

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Mystery/Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 2h 7m · 1/6/2012

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How do you find an enemy who is hidden right before your eyes?

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Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Benedict Cumberbach, Mark Strong, Tobe Jones. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is the long-awaited feature film version of John le Carré’s classic bestselling novel. The thriller is directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In). The screenplay adaptation is by the writing team of Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan. The time is 1973. The Cold War of the mid-20th Century continues to damage international relations. Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), a.k.a. MI6 and code-named the Circus, is striving to keep pace with other countries’ espionage efforts and to keep the U.K. secure. The head of the Circus, known as Control (John Hurt), personally sends dedicated operative Jim Prideaux (Mark Strong) into Hungary. But Jim’s mission goes bloodily awry, and Control is forced out of the Circus – as is his top lieutenant, George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a career spy with razor-sharp senses. Estranged from his absent wife Ann, Smiley is soon called in to see undersecretary Oliver Lacon (Simon McBurney); he is to be rehired in secret at the government’s behest, as there is a gnawing fear that the Circus has long been compromised by a double agent, or mole, working for the Soviets and jeopardizing England. Supported by younger agent Peter Guillam (Benedict Cumberbatch), Smiley parses Circus activities past and present. In trying to track and identify the mole, Smiley is haunted by his decades-earlier interaction with the shadowy Russian spy master Karla. The mole’s trail remains cold until maverick field agent Ricki Tarr (Tom Hardy) unexpectedly contacts Lacon. While undercover in Turkey, Ricki has fallen for a betrayed married woman, Irina (Svetlana Khodchenkova), who claims to possess crucial intelligence. Separately, Smiley learns that Control narrowed down the list of mole suspects to five men. They are the ambitious Percy Alleline (Toby Jones), whom he had code-named Tinker; suavely confident Bill Haydon (Colin Firth), dubbed Tailor; stalwart Roy Bland (Ciarán Hinds), called Soldier; officious Toby Esterhase (David Dencik), dubbed Poor Man; and – Smiley himself. Even before the startling truth is revealed, the emotional and physical tolls on the players enmeshed in the deadly international spy game will escalate…

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Status

Released

Language

English

Countries

United Kingdom, France, Germany

Production Company

StudioCanal

Budget

$20,000,000

Revenue

$80,630,608
Cast
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Mark Strong

Jim Prideaux
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John Hurt

Control
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Zoltán Mucsi

Magyar
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Péter Kálloy Molnár

Hungarian Waiter
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Ilona Kassai

Woman in Window
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Imre Csuja

KGB Agent
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Gary Oldman

George Smiley
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Toby Jones

Percy Alleline
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David Dencik

Toby Esterhase
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Ciarán Hinds

Roy Bland
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Colin Firth

Bill Haydon
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Kathy Burke

Connie Sachs
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Benedict Cumberbatch

Peter Guillam
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Stephen Graham

Jerry Westerby
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Arthur Nightingale

Bryant
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Simon McBurney

Oliver Lacon
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Tom Hardy

Ricki Tarr
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Amanda Fairbank-Hynes

Belinda (as Amanda Fairbank Hynes)
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Peter McNeil O'Connor

Fawn
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Roger Lloyd Pack

Mendel
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Matyelok Gibbs

Mrs Pope Graham
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Philip Hill-Pearson

Norman (as Phillip Hill-Pearson)
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Jamie Thomas King

Kaspar
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Stuart Graham

Minister
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Konstantin Khabenskiy

Polyakov (as Konstantin Khabensky)
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Sarah Jane Wright

Mary Alleline (as Sarah-Jane Robinson)
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Katrina Vasilieva

Ann Smiley
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Linda Marlowe

Mrs McCraig
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William Haddock

Bill Roach
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Erksine Wylie

Spikeley
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Philip Martin Brown

Tufty Thesinger
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Tomasz Kowalski

Boris
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Svetlana Khodchenkova

Irina
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Alexandra Salafranca

Turkish Mistress
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Denis Khoroshko

Ivan
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Oleg Dzhabrailov

Sergei
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Gillian Steventon

Listening Woman
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Nick Hopper

Janitor Alwyn
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Laura Carmichael

Sal
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Rupert Procter

Guillam's Boyfriend
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John le Carré

Christmas Party Guest
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Michael Sarne

Karla (voice)
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Christian McKay

Mackelvore
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Jean-Claude Jay

French Man at Residency (as Jean Claude Jay)
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Tom Stuart

Ben
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Kay Aujla

Asian Lady (uncredited)
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Peter Bartfay

Hungarian Secret Agent (voice) (uncredited)
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Gursharan Chaggar

Asian Man (uncredited)
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Rich Goble

Hotel Guest (uncredited)
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Tony Honickberg

Spy (uncredited)
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Vera Horton

Casino Croupier (uncredited)
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Aisling Hughes

Student (uncredited)
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Sharan Hunjan

Asian Lady (uncredited)
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Sarah Linda

Miss Robinson (uncredited)
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Lutz Michael

Mechanic (uncredited)
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Arnold Montey

Mechanic (uncredited)
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Fia Parry

Istanbul Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)
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Nick Shaw

Civil Servant (uncredited)
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Shaun Troke

Pub Customer (uncredited)
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Eva Von Mitzka

MI5 Spy (uncredited)
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Harvey Walsh

Schoolboy (uncredited)
Crew
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Peter Straughan

Writer
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Tomas Alfredson

Director
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John le Carré

Writer
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Bridget O'Connor

Writer
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