Gary OldmanGary Oldman is to star as British intelligence officer George Smiley in an adaptation of the John Le Carre classic Cold War spy thriller, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

Le Carre's book was famously a 1979 TV series starring Sir Alec Guinness as the British spy often described as "anti-James Bond" because he was so deceptively ordinary. Guinness reprised the role in 1982 Smiley's People.

Adapted for the big screen by Peter Morgan - who wrote the screenplays for The Damned United, The Queen and Frost/Nixon - Le Carre's Smiley novels centre on the rooting out of a Russian mole working within the British secret service or "the circus" as former MI5 agent Le Carre called it.

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