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John le Carré


He was born in Poole, Dorset in England on October 19th, 1931. He went to Sherborne School and, later, studied German literature for one year at University of Bern. Later, he went to Lincoln College, Oxford and graduated in Modern Languages. From 1956 to 1958, he taught at Eton and from 1959 to 1964, he was a member of the British Foreign Service ... See full bio »

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 2018 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (TV Mini-Series) (announced)
 2016 Our Kind of Traitor (based on the novel by)
 2016 The Night Manager (TV Mini-Series) (based on the novel by - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... (based on the novel by)
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... (based on the novel by)
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... (based on the novel by)
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... (based on the novel by)
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... (based on the novel by)
 2016 The Making of Our Kind of Traitor (Video documentary short) (novel)
 2014 A Most Wanted Man (novel)
 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (novel)
 2005 The Constant Gardener (based on the novel by)
 2001 The Tailor of Panama (novel "The Tailor of Panama") / (screenplay)
 1991 A Murder of Quality (TV Movie) (screenplay based on his novel)
 1990 The Russia House (novel)
 1987 A Perfect Spy (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1987) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... (novel)
 1984 The Little Drummer Girl (novel "The Little Drummer Girl")
  Smiley's People (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 6 episodes, 1982) (screenplay - 6 episodes, 1982)
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... (novel) / (screenplay)
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... (novel) / (screenplay)
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... (novel) / (screenplay)
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... (novel) / (screenplay)
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... (novel) / (screenplay)
 1979 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 7 episodes)
- Flushing Out the Mole (1979) ... (novel)
- Smiley Sets a Trap (1979) ... (novel)
- Tinker Tailor (1979) ... (novel)
- How It All Fits Together (1979) ... (novel)
- Smiley Tracks the Mole (1979) ... (novel)
 1973 Endstation (TV Movie) (story)
 1970 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The End of the Line (1970) ... (writer)
 1970 The Looking Glass War (novel "The Looking Glass War")
 1968 Summer 67 (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- A Cathedral and Its City (1968) ... (script)
 1966 The Deadly Affair (novel "Call For The Dead")
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Dare I Weep, Dare I Mourn? (1966) ... (story)
 1965 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (novel "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold")
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Little Drummer Girl" (filmed as The Little Drummer Girl (1984)). See more »

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5 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 11 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

David Cornwell
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Personal Quote:

There's probably nobody more redundant in the film world than a writer of origin hanging around the set of his movie, as I've learned to my cost. Alec Guinness actually did me the favor of having me shown off the set of the BBC's TV adaptation of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." All I was wanting to do was radiate my admiration, but Alec said my glare was too intense. See more »

Trivia:

Grandfather of Samuel Cornwell. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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