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Anthony Blunt (Character)
from "Cambridge Spies" (2003)

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Overview

Biography:
Anthony Frederick Blunt (26 September 1907 26 March 1983)... See more »
Alternate Names:
Sir Anthony Blunt

Filmography

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  1. Alien Connection (2011) Played by Stefan Bolz

  2. "Cambridge Spies"
        - Episode #1.4 (2003) TV episode, Played by Samuel West
        - Episode #1.3 (2003) TV episode, Played by Samuel West
        - Episode #1.2 (2003) TV episode, Played by Samuel West
        - Episode #1.1 (2003) TV episode, Played by Samuel West

  3. "Screen One"
        - A Question of Attribution (1991) TV episode, Played by James Fox (as Sir Anthony Blunt)

  4. "Screen Two"
        - Blunt (1987) TV episode, Played by Ian Richardson

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From "Screen One: A Question of Attribution (#3.8)" (1991)
[the Queen knows that Sir Anthony Blunt is a traitor and Blunt knows that the Queen knows this, but both maintain a facade of innocence as they discuss the Queen's art collection, amid many coded references]
H.M.Q.: Portraits are supposed to be frightfully self-revealing, aren't they? Show what one's really like - the secret self. Either that or else the eyes are supposed to follow you round the room. Have you had your portrait painted?
Sir Anthony Blunt: No, Ma'am.
H.M.Q.: So we don't know whether you have a secret self?
[later]
H.M.Q.: If one comes across a painting with the right background and pedigree, Sir Anthony, it must be hard, I imagine, even inconceivable, to think that it is not what it claims to be. And even supposing someone in such circumstances did have suspicions, they would be chary about voicing them. Easier to leave things as they are. Stick with the official attribution, rather than let the cat out of the bag and say "Here we have a fake".
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