WATCH: Second Trailer For ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’

Colin Firth in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Let’s play a game: while you’re watching this gripping trailer, for the new adaptation of John Le Carre’s international espionage thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, try running through the Harry Potter franchise in your mind, and keep a little tally going of how many of these astonishing British actors have appeared in or around Hogwarts over the past 10 years.

Or if that gets a little boring, see try playing a British-only version of six degrees of separation. Basically, so long as you can get to John Hurt, you’re golden.

Or you could just enjoy the trailer.

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Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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