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Tinker Tailor: Who Might Be Who
Inside Our Movies Gary Oldman's "One-Man Show"
Gary Oldman showcases his talent in this special “Karla” clip and video commentary of the actors and filmmakers about how they put it together.
 
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Inside Our Movies Tinker,Tailor, Soldier, Spy Red Carpet Slideshow
On November 30, 2011, actors Gary Oldman, Mark Strong, David Dencik, director Tomas Alfredson and more gathered for the Special Screening of TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY presented by Focus Features in New York City.
TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY: Search for the Mole
Inside Our Movies Beyond Tinker,Tailor, Soldier, Spy: Other Moles, Double Agents and Traitors
In TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDER, SPY, no one is what they appear, especially with a suspected Soviet mole at the very center of the Circus. But turncoats, traitors, moles, double agents, and sleeper cells are nothing new in the world of espionage.
 
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From identifying top management of the Circus, to understanding the meaning of Scalphunter, our dossier gives you the inside scoop on the world of TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY.
Gary Oldman | Finding George Smiley
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From playing Sex Pistol Sid Vicious to master spy George Smiley, Gary Oldman has created characters so realistic that even if they are not based on real people, we believe they are.
Smiley Lives
Inside Our Movies A Short History of George Smiley

Since he appeared in John le Carré’s 1961 novel, Call For The Dead, the unassuming intelligence operative George Smiley has become the most intellectually cunning and emotionally complex spy of modern times.

The Mystery of “Tinker, Tailor…”
Inside Our Movies Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Rhyme
The nursery rhyme that is used in the title of the spy thriller TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY has its own backstory and mystery.
Taking the Temperature of Cold War Culture
Inside Our Movies Catching The Cold War: The Culture of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
The Cold War paranoia that permeates TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY was a focus of a series of fascinating books and films created in post-war Europe and America.
Colin Firth | A Natural Spy
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Whether as a spy, a single man, a king, or a romantic icon, Colin Firth has always been able to bring a clear, albeit complex, sense of humanity to his characters.
George Smiley, a Spy among Spies
Inside Our Movies Spy Writers On George Smiley
For many, John le Carré’s character George Smiley changed the genre of spy fiction. While apparently unassuming and unglamorous, Smiley is also unpredictable and, as these novelists underline, unforgettable.
Tinker Tailor:  Who Might Be Who
Inside Our Movies Who Might Be Who
The search for a mole at the heart of the Circus began with a hunt for right actors for this stellar ensemble cast.
Tomas Alfredson
Inside Our Movies Spy Masters
The Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson brings a fresh take on this quintessential tale of the British military intelligence.
Gary Oldman
Inside Our Movies Being Smiley
In casting Gary Oldman to play George Smiley, the filmmakers found the perfect actor to embody the character’s complex emotional and intellectual life.
Colin Firth
Inside Our Movies Out of the Past

In adapting the great cold-war spy novel Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the writers and producers came to realize the fascination this period had for contemporary audiences.

John Hurt and Ciarán Hinds
Inside Our Movies Circus World
In re-imagining the seventies of the Cold War, director Tomas Alfredson and his production team constructed a visually elegant and original take on the architecture and atmosphere of the period.
Tomas Alfredson
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From absurdist comedy to social commentary musicals, from teen horror to scintillating spy dramas, Tomas Alfredson is a director who truly defies the limitations of genre.
Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch
Inside Our Movies Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy London Red Carpet Gala

On September 13, the cast and crew of TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY gathered at BFI Southbank for the film's London premiere.

Benedict Cumberbatch | The Inside Man
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From school plays to playing Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch has combined a shrewd intelligence with a sense of wonder and enthusiasm. These two quality come together perfectly in his performance in TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY.
On the Set
Inside Our Movies Tomas Alfredson: Director's Statement

Tomas Alfredson, the director of TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY, offers up his creative creed in making the film.

Tom Hardy | A Hero Among his Heroes
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From a tumultuous and wild youth, Tom Hardy has focused his considerable energy into turning in bravura performances, from BRONSON to TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY.
Mark Strong | Glamour and Sadness
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A man of many faces and characters, be they supervillains or literary heroes, Mark Strong makes each one uniquely his own.
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