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Ben Whishaw in BBC AMERICA's 'London Spy' (Photo: BBC AMERICA)
Ben Whishaw in BBC AMERICA's 'London Spy' (Photo: BBC AMERICA)
Ben Whishaw in BBC AMERICA’s ‘London Spy’ (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

Ben Whishaw makes his return to BBC AMERICA as star of the thriller London Spy, set for a premiere later this year. And the network has released a first snap of the actor in character, seen above.

Known to James Bond fans as Q in the popular film series, Whishaw previously appeared on BBC AMERICA’s Emmy-winning The Hour, in which he portrayed crusading journalist Freddie Lyon. In London Spy, Whishaw plays Danny, a hedonistic romantic who falls for the antisocial yet brilliant Alex (newcomer Edward Holcroft). Right as their relationship begins to heat up, Alex suddenly vanishes, and Danny, thrust into a world of espionage, must figure out the truth behind Alex’s disappearance.

The cast is impeccable: joining Whishaw and Holcroft are Oscar winner Jim Broadbent and the legendary Charlotte Rampling (who can also be seen on the second season of Broadchurch). Adding to the drama’s pedigree, London Spy‘s creator is Tom Rob Smith, novelist behind the acclaimed Child 44 trilogy.

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.