Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy finds George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a recently retired MI6 agent, doing his best to adjust to a life outside the secret service. However, when a disgraced agent reappears with information concerning a mole at the heart of the service, Smiley is drawn back into the murky field of espionage. Tasked with investigating which of his trusted former colleagues has chosen to betray him and their country, Smiley narrows his search to four suspects – all experienced, skilled and successful agents – but past histories, rivalries and friendships make it far from easy to pinpoint the man who is eating away at the heart of the British establishment.
An acting masterclass and inspired direction make this gripping and tense adaptation of John le Carré’s classic spy novel essential viewing.
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Cast: Kathy Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Stephen Graham, Tom Hardy, Ciaran Hinds, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Gary Oldman, Mark Strong
Contains strong language, sex, violence and injury detail
SCREEN AT THE JACK presents five free films all with a connection to the London Borough of Lewisham, as part of our celebration of London Borough of Culture.
Gary Oldman is a renowned film actor, who won both the Golden Globe and the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. He was born in New Cross, and grew up in the borough of Lewisham, attending local schools and Rose Bruford College. Gary Oldman is one of the borough’s most well known and successful screen actors.
On stage, he performed at the Royal Court Theatre and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company until the late 1980s. He rose to prominence in British films with his portrayals of Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986) and playwright Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears (1987), as well as those of a football firm leader in The Firm (1989) and the titular Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990). He went on to achieve international renown as an Irish American gangster in State of Grace (1990), Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK (1991), and Count Dracula in Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), and in 1997 he wrote and directed Nil by Mouth. In the 21st century, he is known for his roles as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter series, James Gordon in The Dark Knight Trilogy and George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).