The Night Manager
Director: Susanne Bier
Screenplay: David Farr
Starring: Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, Elizabeth Debicki
Based on the novel by John le Carré
Major six-part television drama
Developed with the BBC and AMC
Released by: AMC 19 April 2016 (US)/ BBC 21 February 2016 (UK)
LOVE, LOSS AND REVENGE IN A COMPLEX STORY OF MODERN CRIMINALITY.
A contemporary interpretation of John le Carré’s espionage drama – and the first television adaptation of a le Carré novel in more than 20 years – The Night Manager brings together love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminality. The series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) who is recruited by intelligence operative Angela Burr (Olivia Colman). He is tasked with infiltrating the inner circle of international businessman Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie) and detonate the unholy alliance he has ministered between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To get to the heart of Roper’s vast empire, Pine must withstand the suspicious interrogations of his venal chief of staff Major Corkoran (Tom Hollander) and the allure of his beautiful girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki). In his quest to do the right thing, he must first become a criminal himself.
The Night Manager garnered many awards internationally including three Golden Globes, two Emmy Awards and three BAFTA awards. Sold to over 180 countries worldwide, the response was phenomenal.