Articles Tagged 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'


Looking Backward: British Period Drama – the 21st Century Edition

This post is brought to you by Focus Features’ bold new vision of the epic story of love, Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law and directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice). In select theatres starting November 16th. The audience for British – and especially British-produced – period drama appears to be […]

Benedict Cumberbatch: Unlucky in Love

Benedict Cumberbatch, 35, made BBC America’s The Brit List: 20 Sexiest  but claims he’s a wall flower and not all that good with the ladies. Cumberbatch, who is best known for his title role on Sherlock, recently broke up with his girlfriend of 10 years. “I’m not confident in social situations, just going up to […]

Tinker Tailor’s Gary Oldman on Making a Smiley Face – with Glasses

Even if Gary Oldman takes home one of those little gold statuettes at the Oscars for his performance in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, he’s already given away another object of no little importance connected to the movie. The glasses that Oldman wore, playing melancholic spy George Smiley, are being auctioned off for charity. Few readers […]

A Last-Minute Guide to the Oscars: Does Gary Oldman Have a Shot?

Britannia isn’t going to rule this Oscar Sunday. Unlike last year’s Academy Awards, when The King’s Speech and star Colin Firth owned the night, most major Oscar categories are sadly Brit-lite this time around. (The award show airs live on ABC, with the actual ceremony – that thing that happens after the red carpet – […]

BAFTA Film Awards Longlist Revealed – Snape’s Up For An Award!

The longlist for the British Academy Film Awards is out, in preparation for the ceremony on February 12, and as you’d expect, a lot of Anglophenia-friendly films have been nominated. Harry Potter, Tinker Tailor and The Iron Lady, to name but three. Over in the actor’s corner, the most interesting nomination has to be for […]

Gary Oldman: ‘Tinker Tailor’ Gives Me One of My Best Roles Ever

Gary Oldman, one of Britain’s more revered actors, is making a big impact with the espionage drama Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which opens in US cinemas today (December 9). His performance is drawing raves. It was a part he really relished playing. “It rates as one of the greatest work experiences of my life,” he […]

Can ‘Tinker, Tailor’ Film Match Success of the 1979 Miniseries?

Remember when you were asked to compare and contrast two books for an English exam back in high school or college? Well, now you can do that in real life, if only for your own edification, with two versions of Tinker, Tailor, Sailor, Spy. The eagerly anticipated new movie based on the 1974 Cold War […]

Early Dish on UK Oscar Contenders: What’s the Next ‘King’s Speech’?

The Oscars are still months away – February 26, 2012 is awards night – and nominations don’t even come out until January 24, but the race for golden guys has already begun. The Toronto Film Festival, which wraps up this weekend, along with recently completed film festivals in Venice, Italy and Telluride, Colorado, mark the […]

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