The Night Manager: A John Le Carre Spy Thriller
What is better than Hugh Laurie or Tom Hiddleston on screen? Hugh Laurie AND Tom Hiddleston on screen together. The pair will be starring in a AMC mini-series called The Night Manager, based on the 1993 spy novel by John Le Carre. This modern adaptation follows Egyptian hotel manager, Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston), recruited by the British Intelligience to take down an international arms dealer (Hugh Laurie). Jonathan Pine must delve into the criminal underworld to uproot this arm dealer’s vast empire.
The last time I heard John Le Carre was in the film adaptation of his novel Tinker Tailor Solider Spy. That film was filled with more of my favorite actors and actresses. Unfortunately, the film (and novel I attempted reading) went a bit over my head. I’m really excited to take another crack at The Night Manager. Hopefully it will be a little easier to digest than Tinker Tailor Solider Spy.
A Perfect Duo: Laurie and Hiddleston
AMC has a plethora of great shows including The Walking Dead, and Better Call Saul. It’s great to see a brand new series featuring skillful talent. Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie are two of my favorite actors. They consistently “wow” in every role they take up and this should be no different.
Tom Hiddleston recently won best actor at the British National Film Awards for his performance in High Rise. He is known best for his role as the popular Marvel villain, Loki in Thor, Thor 2 and The Avengers.
Hugh Laurie is best known for his lead role in the series House. He’s an incredible actor that we definitely don’t see enough of. Hopefully that all changes after The Night Manager.
— AMC (@AMC_TV) April 13, 2016
The miniseries also stars Elizabeth Debecki as Roper’s girlfriend Jed, Olivia Colman as Pine’s handler Angela Burr and Tom Hollander as Roper’s right-hand man Major Corkoran.
The six part mini-series was a huge success overseas and will debut in the U.S on April 19th. Will you be watching The Night Manager next Tuesday? Let us know what you think in the comments below!