David Harewood, Neil Morrissey, Katherine Kelly and Tobias Menzies have been announced to join the star-studded cast of the television adaptation of John le Carré’s novel, The Night Manager which started filming last month.
These are just the latest names to feature in the international production and join previously announced stars Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander and Elizabeth Debicki.
Harewood is most well-known for his role in Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning drama, Homeland, whilst Morrissey has recently featured in BAFTA-nominated drama, Line Of Duty. Kelly starred in two series of Emmy-nominated British drama, Mr Selfridge and Menzies has made a name for himself in critically-acclaimed drama The Honourable Woman and Emmy Award winning series Game Of Thrones.
Other names announced to appear in the espionage drama include BAFTA nominees Adeel Akhtar (Utopia) and Natasha Little (Wolf Hall), as well as Jonathan Aris (Sherlock) and Hannah Steele (Wolf Hall).
A contemporary interpretation of le Carré’s 1993 novel – and the first television adaptation of a le Carré novel in more than 20 years – The Night Manager mini-series will bring together love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminality. The eagerly anticipated series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston) who is recruited by an intelligence operative named Burr (Colman) to navigate the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie), which includes girlfriend Jed (Debicki) and an associate named Corcoran (Hollander), Pine must himself become a criminal.
The Night Manager is one of le Carré’s most beloved and critically acclaimed books. A fusion of spy story and tale of organised crime, the novel was a best-seller in the United States and the UK, translated into over 20 languages and selling over a million copies in North America alone.
The drama will be produced by The Ink Factory (A Most Wanted Man), BBC One and AMC for broadcast in 2016.