The Night Manager was a huge success for the BBC last month, and with the recent successful adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy on the big screen John le Carré’s tangled webs are back in cinematic fashion in a big way.
This week we’ll be running our interviews with the cast of the most recent of these, Our Kind of Traitor, before the film’s release on Friday. Tomorrow we’ll be talking with Stellan Skarsgård, today we’re on the case with Ewan McGregor.
With Trainspotting 2 about to begin filming and the faraway dream of a return to the Star Wars universe with the oft-mooted Obi-Wan Kenobi anthology film hanging in the air, it’s far to say that we’re looking forward to everything McGregor has a hand in. Our Kind of Traitor is no exception.
Joel Jagger sat down with the actor, here’s the interview.
While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry (Ewan McGregor – THE IMPOSSIBLE, THE GHOST) and Gail (Naomie Harris – SPECTRE, SOUTHPAW), befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima (Stellan Skarsgård – AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO), who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia.
When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through Paris and Bern, a safe house in the French Alps, to the murky corners of the City of London and an alliance with the British Government via a ruthless and determined MI6 agent (Damian Lewis – HOMELAND).
From the writer of DRIVE (Hossein Amini) adapting the hit John le Carré novel – the mind behind TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, and directed by acclaimed Susanna White – this taut thriller twists and turns its way around the world with dramatic consequences.