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John le Carré (1931–2020)


John le Carré was born in Poole, Dorset in England on 19 October, 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... See full bio »

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 2021 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (TV Mini Series) (novel - 2018)
 2021 The Monologue Project (TV Mini Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2021) ... (novel)
 2018 The Little Drummer Girl (TV Mini Series) (based on the novel by - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... (based on the novel by)
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... (based on the novel by)
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... (based on the novel by)
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... (based on the novel by)
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... (based on the novel by)
 2017 Ian Fleming vs John le Carré (Video documentary) (extracts)
 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)
 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) (novel) / (screenplay)
 1990 The Russia House (novel)
  A Perfect Spy (TV Mini Series) (5 episodes, 1987) (novel - 2 episodes, 1987)
- Episode #1.7 (1987) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1987)
- Episode #1.4 (1987)
- Episode #1.3 (1987)
 1984 The Little Drummer Girl (based upon the novel by)
  Smiley's People (TV Mini Series) (novel - 6 episodes, 1982) (screenplay - 6 episodes, 1982)
- Smiley's Lighter (1982) ... (novel) / (screenplay)
- Alexandra Tatjana (1982) ... (novel) / (screenplay)
- The Rogue Elephant (1982) ... (novel) / (screenplay)
- Gathering Friends (1982) ... (novel) / (screenplay)
- The General's Big Fish (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 (based on the book by) / (novel "The Looking Glass War")
 1968 Summer 67 (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- A Cathedral and Its City (1968) ... (script)
 1967 The Deadly Affair (based on the novel by - uncredited) / (novel "Call For The Dead" - uncredited)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Dare I Weep, Dare I Mourn? (1966) ... (story)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Smiley's People" (filmed as Smiley's People (1982)). See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 11 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

David Cornwell

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Valérie Jane Eustace  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

Relatives:

Charlotte Cornwell (half sibling)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[describing how the spies he writes about are different than the "super-hero" secret agent in the James Bond mold] A mostly aging, weary, unromantic lot, prone to distressing stomach ailments and having troubles with their wives. See more »

Trivia:

Whilst visiting the set of the BBC TV mini series "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," John Le Carre was instructed by Alec Guinness to leave the set immediately as he found the writer was making Guinness feel uneasy and distracted. For his part, Le Carre said that he was keenly interested to see the actor bring George Smiley to life. See more »

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