Colin Firth Talks About “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
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It was a blessing meeting Colin Firth, finally! I was supposed to meet him for “Mamma Mia!” but my plane was delayed. And so, by sheer force of will, I finally was able to meet the Academy Award-winning actor for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” and I was so glad! He was down-to-earth, humble, and smart in person. In the film, he plays the mysterious Bill Haydon, and you will not forget his character’s comeuppance.
In this interview, we talked about:
*** How did he get attracted to working in the movie?
*** “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’s” appeal, it’s a big blockbuster in the U.K.
*** The film’s cerebral quality that can be quite entertaining
*** Working with Director Tomas Alfredson
*** His character’s heartbreaking moment
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
The time is 1973. The Cold War of the mid-20th Century continues to damage international relations. Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), a.k.a. MI6 and code-named the Circus, is striving to keep pace with other countries' espionage efforts and to keep the U.K. secure. The head of the Circus, known as Control, personally sends dedicated operative Jim Prideaux into Hungary.
Genres: Adaptation and Thriller
Running Time: 2 hr. 8 min.
Release Date: December 9th, 2011
MPAA Rating: R for violence, some sexuality/nudity and language.
Distributors: Focus Features
U.S. Box Office: $879,548
Cast and Credits
Starring: Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt
Directed by: Tomas Alfredson
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Robyn Slovo (II), Eric Fellner
Year of Production: 2011
Country: United States