Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Debecki join BBC drama.
Broadchurch star and Aussie actress join the UK cast of John le Carré’s The Night Manager.
Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander and Elizabeth Debicki have joined the UK cast of John le Carré’s The Night Manager.
They join previously announced stars Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston.
Colman is currently appearing in Broadchurch while Australia’s Debicki (The Great Gatsby) will appear in the upcoming Kettering Incident.
A contemporary interpretation of le Carré’s espionage drama – and the first television adaptation of a le Carré novel in more than 20 years – The Night Manager mini-series will bring together love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminality. The eagerly anticipated series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston) who is recruited by an intelligence operative named Burr (Colman) to navigate the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington, where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie), which includes girlfriend Jed (Debicki) and an associate named Corcoran (Hollander), Pine must himself become a criminal.
Published in 1993, The Night Manager is one of le Carré’s most beloved and critically acclaimed books. A fusion of spy story and tale of organized crime, the novel was a best-seller in the United States and the UK, translated into over 20 languages and selling over a million copies in North America alone.
The Night Manager will be produced by The Ink Factory (A Most Wanted Man), BBC One and AMC for broadcast in 2016. Executive producers are Stephen Cornwell and Simon Cornwell for The Ink Factory, Stephen Garrett, David Farr, and Polly Hill for the BBC. The series was commissioned for BBC One by Charlotte Moore and Ben Stephenson, and Joel Stillerman and Kristin Jones for AMC. “The Night Manager” is adapted by David Farr (Hanna, Spooks) from John le Carré’s original novel. Rob Bullock (The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Chasing Shadows) will produce for The Ink Factory.