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 has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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