“Here’s the problem. Anyone can betray anyone.”
So says Roper, played by Hugh Laurie in the television adaptation of John LeCarrés The Night Manager. The man he’s talking to is Jonathan Pine, former British soldier working as a night manager at a Swiss hotel, recruited to infiltrate British expat Richard Roper’s circle. Roper (Hugh Laurie) is selling British and US weapons to the highest bidder in the Middle East. LeCarré calls Roper “the worst man in the world.” Gosh, we knew Laurie could play a grumpy old bastard, but the worst man in the world? This I’ve got to see.
The series is a huge hit in the UK where it made its debut last month, it hits American shores on AMC April 19th. Check my previous post for the deets, today I just want to share the trailer.
And check out the piece Tom Hiddleston wrote about getting away with being a spy.
We live in an apparently transparent age. As Steven Spielberg said in an interview on the release of his film Bridge of Spies, which is set in the Cold War, “everyone is in everyone else’s bananas”. We live now in a time of near-total surveillance – almost everyone has a phone with a camera and an internet connection.Social media capture the first spark of public opinion – something funny, more often something outrageous, occasionally something kind – whip it into a viral trend, and the flame grows with increasing intensity until it spreads around the world like wildfire.This takes place in a matter of seconds. Like a murmuration of starlings, the swell of public voices can change shape seemingly of its own accord, with a newly reinforced power – at times to celebrate and unify, at others to humiliate and divide. It’s a miracle that there are any secrets left. Everything is everyone’s business. Which begs the question: in today’s world, how could one possibly get away with being a spy?
Read the rest of the piece at RadioTimes.Com
No wonder Hiddleston is so sexy, the actor has plenty of brainpower behind those cool blue eyes.