Gary Oldman as George Smiley – Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), or Circus, senior official; retired
Smiley, a career spy with razor-sharp senses, has been forcibly retired by the SIS, code-named the Circus. But with the Circus now compromised by a double agent, or mole, Smiley is rehired in secret at the government’s behest to uncover the truth. Smiley is portrayed by BAFTA Award winner <b>Gary Oldman</b>, who describes him as “mild-mannered, sagacious, and perspicacious. He has a prodigious memory, like a steel trap.”

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Smiley, a career spy with razor-sharp senses, has been forcibly retired by the SIS, code-named the Circus. But with the Circus now compromised by a double agent, or mole, Smiley is rehired in secret at the government’s behest to uncover the truth. Smiley is portrayed by BAFTA Award winner <b>Gary Oldman</b>, who describes him as “mild-mannered, sagacious, and perspicacious. He has a prodigious memory, like a steel trap.”
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