BBC One has revealed further castings for their television adaptation of John le Carré’s novel, The Night Manager, including Russell Tovey, Alistair Petrie and Douglas Hodge.
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.
Co-produced by AMC with BBC One and The Ink Factory, the latest names to feature in the international production join previously announced stars Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, Elizabeth Debicki, David Harewood, Katherine Kelly, Tobias Menzies and Neil Morissey.
Tovey is most well-known for his role in BBC supernatural drama Being Human, BBC Comedy Him & Her, ITV’s The Job Lot plus HBO’s hit comedy series Looking where he played a lead for two series. Petrie has recently featured in highly acclaimed drama, Utopia whilst Hodge is currently guest starring in British American horror drama series Penny Dreadful. He has had great success on stage where he has won both Tony and Olivier awards on Broadway and in the West End for La Cage Aux Folles and will direct Pinter’s Old Times on Broadway in the Autumn.
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.