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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Certificate
15 Certificate
Title
122 Mins
Released
2011
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Packshot of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
122 Mins
Released
2011

England, 1973. The secret service has been infiltrated by a double agent. High ranking officials fear secrets have been shared with Soviet agents. Agent George Smiley (Gary Oldman) is coerced into coming out of retirement to lead the investigation. Smiley first recruits agent Peter Guillam (Benedict Cumberbatch) who he knows he can trust. Together they set about piecing together the truth to find the double agent. With Colin Firth, Tom Hardy and John Hurt. Strong language, sex, violence and bloody injury detail.

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Director

  • Tomas Alfredson

Screenwriters

  • Bridget O'Connor and
  • Peter Straughan

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There's a mole. Right at the top of the circus. He's been there for years.

Did you know?

  • John le Carre, who wrote the Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy novel, makes an appearance is in this film as a drunken guest at the Christmas party.
  • Gary Oldman, who plays George Smiley, ate a lot of treacle sponge and custard to help gain some weight for his role in this film.
  • Tom Hardy's character Ricki Tarr was Australian in the book but Hardy's accent was reportedly so bad that they made the character English in this film.
  • Gary Oldman, who plays George Smiley, also played Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films and Commissioner Gordon in Christopher Nolan's Batman movies.
  • Tom Hardy, who plays Ricki Tarr, also starred in Warrior and as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.

Awards

  • 3 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2011 Actor In A Leading Role - Gary Oldman
    • 2011 Music (Original Score) - Alberto Iglesias
    • 2011 Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Peter Straughan, Bridget O'Connor
  • 2 BAFTA Awards won

    • 2012 Adapted Screenplay - Peter Straughan, Bridget O'Connor
    • 2012 Outstanding British Film - Peter Straughan, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Bridget O'Connor, Robyn Slovo, Tomas Alfredson
  • 11 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2012 Adapted Screenplay - Peter Straughan, Bridget O'Connor
    • 2012 Best Film - Robyn Slovo, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan
    • 2012 Cinematography - Hoyte van Hoytema
    • 2012 Costume Design - Jacqueline Durran
    • 2012 Director - Tomas Alfredson
    • 2012 Editing - Dino Jonsater
    • 2012 Leading Actor - Gary Oldman
    • 2012 Original Music - Alberto Iglesias
    • 2012 Outstanding British Film - Peter Straughan, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Bridget O'Connor, Robyn Slovo, Tomas Alfredson
    • 2012 Production Design - Tatiana MacDonald, Maria Djurkovic
    • 2012 Sound - Andy Shelley, Stephen Griffiths, Doug Cooper, Howard Bargroff, John Casali

Box Office

U.K.
£14.03 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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