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George Smiley (Character)
from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy -- In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy -- A clip from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy -- Inside the World of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy -- In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy -- In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.

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Alternate Names:
Charles Dobbs

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  1. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) Played by Gary Oldman

  2. A Murder of Quality (1991) (TV) Played by Denholm Elliott
    ... aka "John Le Carré's a Murder of Quality" - International (English title) (alternative title)
    ... aka "John Le Carre's a Murder of Quality" - International (English title) (alternative title)

  3. "The Two Ronnies"
        - Episode #11.5 (1985) TV episode, Played by Ronnie Barker
  4. "Smiley's People"
    ... aka "John le Carré's Smiley's People" - International (English title) (informal title)
        - Episode #1.6 (1982) TV episode, Played by Alec Guinness
        - Episode #1.5 (1982) TV episode, Played by Alec Guinness
        - Episode #1.4 (1982) TV episode, Played by Alec Guinness
        - Episode #1.3 (1982) TV episode, Played by Alec Guinness
        - Episode #1.2 (1982) TV episode, Played by Alec Guinness
          (1 more)

  5. "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
    ... aka "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" - International (English title) (informal title), UK (DVD box title)
    ... aka "John le Carré's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" - International (English title) (informal title)
    ... aka "John le Carré's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" - International (English title) (informal title)
    ... aka "Tinker Tailor" - International (English title) (informal short title)
        - Flushing Out the Mole (1979) TV episode, Played by Alec Guinness
        - Smiley Sets a Trap (1979) TV episode, Played by Alec Guinness
        - Tinker Tailor (1979) TV episode, Played by Alec Guinness
        - How It All Fits Together (1979) TV episode, Played by Alec Guinness
        - Smiley Tracks the Mole (1979) TV episode, Played by Alec Guinness
          (2 more)

  6. The Deadly Affair (1967) Played by James Mason (as Charles Dobbs)
    ... aka "John le Carré's The Deadly Affair" - International (English title) (informal title), UK (complete title)
  7. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) Played by Rupert Davies
    ... aka "John le Carré's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" - International (English title) (informal title)

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Quotes:
From "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Flushing Out the Mole (#1.7)" (1979)
Bill Haydon: What do you want to know?
George Smiley: Oh... why? How? When?
[Bill starts laughing and crying at the same time]
Bill Haydon: Why? You ask that? Because it was NECESSARY, that's why! Someone had to!
[pause]
Bill Haydon: We were bluffed, George. You, me, even Control. Those Circus talent spotters, all those years ago. They plucked us when we were golden with hope, told us we were on our way to the Holy Grail... freedom's protectors!
[laughing and sobbing]
Bill Haydon: My God! What a question... "why?"
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