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London Spy 

A chance romance between two men from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess, leads into mystery after one of them is found murdered.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Ben Whishaw ...  Danny 5 episodes, 2015
Edward Holcroft ...  Alex 5 episodes, 2015
Jim Broadbent ...  Scottie 5 episodes, 2015
Zrinka Cvitesic ...  Sara 4 episodes, 2015
Samantha Spiro ...  Detective Taylor 4 episodes, 2015
Harriet Walter ...  Claire 3 episodes, 2015
Josef Altin ...  Pavel 2 episodes, 2015
Richard Cunningham ...  Danny's Lawyer 2 episodes, 2015
Adrian Lester ...  Professor Marcus Shaw 2 episodes, 2015
David Hayman ...  Mr Turner 2 episodes, 2015
Charlotte Rampling ...  Frances 2 episodes, 2015
Lorraine Ashbourne ...  Mrs Turner 2 episodes, 2015
Nicolas Chagrin Nicolas Chagrin ...  Charles 2 episodes, 2015
Priyanga Burford ...  Clinician 2 episodes, 2015
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A chance romance between two men from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess, leads into mystery after one of them is found murdered.

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Scottie's car is a Jensen CV-8. They were produced in small numbers between 1962 and 1966 and powered by large Chrysler V8 engines. It was one of the fastest production cars of its era, with a top speed of 136mph. Only 500 were made. See more »

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Frances: You either step into the abyss or step back from it; you cannot walk along its edge for long.
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A nice emotional thriller, with more emotions and less of the thrill of the art of espionage
23 May 2017 | by shivamt25See all my reviews

London Spy is about a guy who meets another guy, fell in love and decided that this is the person he can spend rest of his life with. Until the other person ends up murdered. After his dreams being shattered, he found out that there was a lot which he did not know about his boyfriend, who happens to be a spy. Also, he has to clear his name as a suspect. He refused the stories being fed to him and took it upon himself to fight the unknown resisting forces to find the truth about how the man he loved so much ended up dead.

I love to watch Ben Whishaw on screen. I can watch anything he is in. In this five-part series, he played the part of an innocent lover of a spy with amazing finesse. On top of that, you'll get to see Charlotte Rampling's mysterious portrayal of a mother who just lost her son. Also, special mention should be given to Jim Broadbent for playing a Man Friday to the lead character.

The series follows Ben while he tries to find out who killed his lover and why. He is so unsure of what is going on but he is sure of one thing, Alex (his lover, played by Edward Holcroft) loved him more than anything. This gives him the courage to tackle anything which comes between him and finding the truth. One thing which I had a problem with was his amazing abilities to fill the holes in the stories. Many times it feels like he would come up with a connection between things on his own just like that.

Nevertheless, the series is an amazing watch. It has a lot of twists and turns but mostly what I loved were intense conversations between crucial characters.


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