The success of The Night Manager and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy precedes the London Film Festival premiere of BBC/AMC’s The Little Drummer Girl, adapted from the spy novel from John le Carre.
The six episode miniseries, airing on the BBC in the UK, and on AMC in the US, stars Lady Macbeth’s Florence Pugh, Michael Shannon and Alexander Skarsgård as the three leads. It is directed by Park Chan-wook, and also stars Michael Moshonov, Simona Brown, Calre Holman and Kate Sumpter.
The Little Drummer Girl will begin airing in November in the US and on the BBC in October. Our intrepid international men of mystery Colin Hart and Scott Davis were on the carpet – here’s how they go ton.
The Little Drummer Girl – LFF Premiere Interviews
In 1979, Charlie Ross (Florence Pugh), an idealistic young actress meets a mysterious stranger called Becker (Alexander Skarsgård) while on holiday in Greece. She is offered a role in the ‘theatre of the real’, quickly becoming dangerously immersed in a complex plot masterminded by Kurtz (Michael Shannon), an Israeli spymaster
A bomb explodes in the house of an Israeli attaché in West Germany. A team of Israelis wants to stop such frequent bombings, all brilliantly planned by an elusive Palestinian. The Israelis identify an eccentric actor of English origin and convert her into an Israeli agent. She and her case officers brilliantly win the confidence of the Palestinian network and she is accepted as their own.