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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.
News & Updates TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY Takes Home 3 Oscar Nominations
TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY got nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for Gary Oldman; Best Adapted Screenplay for Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan; and Best Original Score for Alberto Iglesias.
video Featurette: the Ensemble of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Watch this video as the ensemble led by Gary Oldman reflects on the experience of working together.
video Featurette: Inside the World of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Watch this video featuring interviews with Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Tomas Alfredson, Ciarán Hinds and Tom Hardy.
multimedia Classified: Tinker,Tailor, Soldier, Spy
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.

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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.
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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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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.
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, SOLDIER, SPY’s stars Gary Oldman and Mark Strong, as well as the director Tomas Alfredson and other crew and cast gathered for the spy thriller’s New York City premiere to talk about Cold War espionage in the cold air of early Winter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.

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.
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