W ith the brilliant slow burning spy thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy having just been released into cinemas this weekend and the news this morning that Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy delivered STUDIOCANAL’s biggest ever UK & Ireland opening weekend ever.
We also managed to get a few words from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Producer & Working Title Working Title co-chairman Tim Bevan, film writer Peter Straughan and Director Tomas Alfredson.
As well as once inside the BFI we exclusively managed to document some heartfelt insight into the making of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy during the introduction to one of the premier screenings from Author Mr. John le Carré, Producer Tim Bevan, Director Tomas Alfredson and Mr. Gary Oldman. Apologies for the shoddy camera work I had to rush into the screening.
First on the carpet was Screen Writer Peter Straughan. Straughan has steadily been amassing a enviable body of work and as well as Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy he has another tense drama coming out this month called The Debt and has just Directed is first short film - Gee Gee. I ws curious to know given that John le Carré’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is possibly the foremost and most iconic spy thriller of all time what drew him to such a challenge?
I managed to catch Peter Straughan and Producer Robyn Slovo’s live chat at Empire Big Screen which you can find over here!
Apologies in advance for the video quality we were still getting to grips with the equipment and set up.
“But the scenes with Gary Oldman were a particular pleasure as Gary is an incredibly generous, delightful, and just a real pleasure to work with.”Simon McBurney can currently be seen on TV in The Borgias and will be back this autumn as Archdeacon Robert in The Rev and his wife had to remind him that he is also starring in Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre which is currently out in cinemas. Tim Bevan Next up was a heavy hitter Mr Tim Bevan Co-chairman of Handmade Films and Producer of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. In the clip below Tim Bevan tells us about how Tinker, Tailor came into being and the process of getting it onto screen as well as why Tinker, Tailor was the chosen John le Carré novel to be adapted.
As I asked: “How does it feel to be Gary Oldman today?”