Created by Tom Rob Smith, London Spy stars Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Adrian Lester, Ben Whishaw and Edward Holcroft, it has been directed by Jakob Verbruggen and produced by Working Title Television. This is a story of love, the club scene and world of espionage! This is far removed from James Bond, there are no fast cars, girls or gadgets here, just one man looking for the truth.
Whishaw plays Danny – gregarious, hedonistic, romantic and adrift, who falls for the anti-social enigmatic and brilliant Alex (played by Holcroft). Just as the two of them realise that they’re perfect for each other, Alex is found dead. Danny, utterly ill-equipped to take on the complex and codified world of British espionage, must decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth.
London Spy is produced by Working Title Television for BBC Two television, it will start on the 9th November at 9pm. For more details go to the BBC Media Centre.