‘Looking’s’ Russell Tovey Joins Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston in AMC’s ‘Night Manager’

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BBC One, AMC and the Ink Factory’s adaptation of “The Night Manager” has found some new cast members in the form of “Looking’s” Russell Tovey, “Utopia’s” Alistair Petrie and “Penny Dreadful’s” Douglas Hodge.

The miniseries is writer David Farr and director Susanne Bier’s contemporary interpretation of John le Carré’s 1993 novel. It follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston), who is recruited by an intelligence operative named Burr (Olivia Colman) to navigate an unholy alliance between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie), which includes girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki) and an associate named Corcoran (Tom Hollander), Pine must himself become a criminal.

Tovey will play Ogilvey, Petrie will play Sandy Langbourne and Hodge will play Rex Mayhew. No character details were available.

“The Night Manager” will be produced by the Ink Factory, BBC One and AMC. It will air in 2016. Executive producers are Stephen Cornwell and Simon Cornwell for the Ink Factory and 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. Rob Bullock will produce for the Ink Factory.

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  1. jcbell45 says:

    I’m Julie bell Bradford West Yorkshire England. Huge fan of British actor Tom Hiddleston. A few weeks ago I found out he is a distant cousin. In his mums side if the family. Diane’s aunt Mary Vestey, wife of Ralph Bruce Verney. The ‘Bruce’ part descended from two different Royal dynasties. (1) William the Conqueror (who invaded England 1066AD ) through Henry Clifford, (2) Princess Mary Tudor, sister if King Henry 8th + Margaret Tudor. Mary has a daughter, Eleanor, with Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. Eleanor is wide of Henry Clifford. My 5x grd father Thomas Coggan- ‘Coggan’ one of 19 variations of ancient Cogan dynasty, by a Norman lord, Anon later John, who ‘founded “_Welsh village Cogan 1139AD, then adopted village name as surname. He had 3 sons with Gwladys FitzWalter- Miles, Richard + Geoffrey. Gwladys daughter of Nest Rhys, daughter of ancient Welsh King Rhys Tewdwr. Nest’s brother Gruffydd is ancestor of King Henry 8th, Margaret Tudor + Princess Mary. Margaret Tudor is ancestor of the British Royal family. See my blogs ‘Julie Bell my Scottish welsh royal heritage / chart of Tom Hiddlestons grt uncle Ralph Bruce Verney’ on normal ‘google’. On tumblr ‘hiddsfann’

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