“It’s an Oscar-pedigree ensemble piece directed with exquisite grace by Sweden’s Thomas Alfredson” Read more.Watch video
“Gary Oldman is a performer whose ability to portray the most extreme of characters is a testament to the enormity of his talent”
PSIFF Chairman Harold Matzner
‘The coarser and more sadistic our pop diversions become, the more crucial le Carre seems to me today’. Read more.Watch video
“John le Carré himself, […] turned out to be everything an adaptor could hope for from an author – generous, supportive and brilliantly inventive”.
Screenwriter Peter Straughn
‘Le Carré’s subject was the national character and what happened to it under threat and in the absence of public scrutiny. It could hardly be, mutatis mutandis, more contemporary’ Read more.Watch video
“I think too many films today are monologues, and you’re spoon-fed just exactly what the filmmakers want you to see and think. I think it’s much more interesting to have a dialogue and to trust the audience’s intelligence”.
“I love the idea of transformation. If I can find characters that scratch that itch for me, then I’ll play them”.
“I would’ve played any part in this”
Colin Firth on ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’
‘Starring Gary Oldman as George Smiley and Colin Firth as Bill Haydon, […] the film provides an opportunity for a whole new generation to experience Le Carre’s brilliant brand of storytelling’. Read more.Watch video
“There’s that day when you have to go to the set, cold. And you just have to bring it, just burn right from the very first bar.”
Gary Oldman describes film acting.