Sir Anthony Blunt, who was a Soviet agent for 25 years, is routinely questioned and gives no answers, but is knighted and works as Director of the Courtauld Institute, and presents his interrogator with a puzzle in the shape of a doubtful Titian painting. He also does art restoration work in Buckingham Palace, where he gets into an interesting conversation with HMQ.
Did You Know?
Based on the same real life events as Another Country
(1984), Cambridge Spies
(2003), History in Faces: Cambridge Five
(2011), Philby, Burgess and Maclean
(1977), An Englishman Abroad
(1983), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
(2011), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
(1979), Screen Two: Blunt
(1987), Play for Today: Traitor
(1971), Blade on the Feather
(1980), The Jigsaw Man
(1983) and influenced the source novels of The Fourth Protocol
(1987), The Innocent
(1993) and others works such as A Different Loyalty
(2004) and The Crown: Olding
(2019), even in minor form like in The Imitation Game
(2014). See more
[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
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
So we don't know whether you have a secret self?