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George Smiley

George Smiley is a fictional character created by John le Carré.

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John Le Carre new novel REVIEWS: George Smiley returns in A Legacy of Spies
Off to to see the live broadcast of An Evening with George Smiley.
"I've made it my LIFE's mission to destroy the USA I hate this country & all the people in it" -George Soros a vile pie…
Nicole! Are you going to read the new George Smiley novel? I trust your opinion!
Inspiring and fascinating evening in the care of John Le Carre (and George Smiley)
TOP SECRIT! I just spent the evening with John Le Carre & George Smiley - superb!
Oxbridge academics, possibly! The college Chaplain was Vivien Green, one of the models for Le Carré's Georg…
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Just seen John Le Carre: An Evening With George Smiley. Was fascinating listening to him about his life as a spy
“I despise the whole Brexit operation, as Smiley does" meets John le Carré http…
Brexit Bill start day, I feel like George Smiley, as described by John Le Carré this a.m., a stranger in my own…
Today, John le Carré returns to the world that made his name: George Smiley and the unsettling methods of the Circus https…
John Le Carre: An Evening with George Smiley screened at the cinema I work for in connection…
Tonight we are for John le Carré: An Evening with George Smiley, broadcast at cinemas worldwide
Thoroughly enjoying An evening with George Smiley live stream.
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At for . JOHN LE CARRÉ:An Evening with George Smiley. Live from the Royal Festival Hall…
Please ask this question: 'Would you ever consider telling the story of Smiley's 'horrible war'? (If not, why bloody not?)'
The moment George Smiley rang his own doorbell got me into university. It was the ice-breaker in the interview
Don't panic! Captain Mainwaring isn't going to be George Smiley! A remarkable evening of insight by an extraordinar…
What is George Smiley's advice to Donald Trump on his Mexican Wall idea?
All set for An Evening with George Smiley with and
Hot off the press. Smiley is back. BBC should re-run one of the best things it ever did.
Is George Smiley the character you're most proud of? If so why and if not who is?
Le Carre, speaking at the RFH, discloses that George Smiley's prime motivation was the protection of Europe - clear anti-Brexit message.
John Le Carre says poetic licence has no expiry date anticipating angry letters to daily telegraph on George Smiley's longevity
Listening to John Le Carre talk about George Smiley is a treat.
I'd like to read a book where Gus McCrae and George Smiley team up against villains. > CBC Books
Apart from George Smiley which other character in all the books you've written do you most relate to? Chris Smith.
Me on Le Carre's 'A Legacy of Spies', which smartly revives Cold War - and George Smiley via
Some really furtive-looking types currently waiting for George Smiley in the bar
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George Smiley: Remainer. Our lovely review of the new Le Carré.
you read "don't imagine you'll emerge from (this life) unscathed'; so, Sir, have you 'emerged' from George Smiley 'unscathed'?
and invite you to An Evening with George Smiley.
Question for George Smiley George will we be alright? From
what would George Smiley make of Brexit?
Very excited for Fascinating insight into the literary world of George Smiley
George Smiley and Lisbeth Salander return to bookstores
A great day for crime literature aficionados: Two great crime series return
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, le Carré has been exploring other juicy themes. Now George Smiley is back https:/…
by noon tomorrow for a chance to win Call For the Dead - John le Carré's 1st novel, George Smiley's 1st appearance. Hap…
A quick catch up with George Smiley. — watching Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (miniseries)
George Smiley: It's about which master you've been serving, Toby.
Come in from the cold (let's hope not) on September 7th for 'John Le Carre: An evening with George Smiley'. Book no…
Alec Guinness is Obi-Wan, he is Fagin, he is George Smiley. . Johnny Weissmuller is Tarzan. River Phoenix is Young Indy.
Smiley! He wears yellow so well... photo by George!
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if you had released that supermarket song at Christmas you'd make Mariah and George look like right Todd's
Join us at for an evening With George Smiley as presented by John Le Carre, Sept 30th & Oct 1st.…
“If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” -George Orwell
Solid tradecraft. George Smiley would be proud.
John Le Carre will make a public appearance in September to discuss his new George Smiley novel
JFC. We're gonna need Gary Oldman as George Smiley to get to the bottom of this.
Spending a evening in the company of George Smiley. — watching Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (miniseries)
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“You remember the first rule of retirement, George? No moonlighting,no fooling with loose ends. No private enterprise,ever"- Smiley's People
Mornin', not only is a fine Yorkshire gent but he's got kittens too!! Popular lad today George?
finished The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (George Smiley Series) by John le Carré
The george smiley books by John Le Carre are excellent if you'd venture into spy territory
Maybe he is and maybe he's not. Gotta catch the mole. Should call in George Smiley.
Book in for a very special live screening this autumn, John le Carré: An Evening with George Smiley, Thu 7 Sep
Mooch as George Smiley? China-Russia-Iran Alliance moving into outer space? R…
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John Le Carre to make an appearance in London to talk about new George Smiley novel
Smiley’s back, and among those celebrating is Peter Millar who peered into the murky world of cross and double-cros…
John le Carré reveals all: watch trailer for live celebration of George Smiley  LIVE Thurs 7 Sept 8pm
HOW MUCH DO I GET 4 THIS GEORGE? Cash please . What's R next attck on the morality of Canada. I know!…
If you like hearing theatre actors of a Certain Vintage you may enjoy The Complete George Smiley. Really…
YES! High time we re-asserted our national sovereignty. Where's George Smiley when we need him?
John Le Carre to discuss new George Smiley novel
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John Le Carré reveals all: watch the trailer for a unique live celebration of George Smiley
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George Smiley would go full tilt boogie for those memos
Yes! He's George Smiley. Like our Christopher Steele, I think. That's cool you got a letter!
''Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living''-
I was happy to see it - hey I recognise that George Smiley!
George Smiley to return in new John Le Carre spy novel
New John Le Carré novel on Smiley and his legacy due this September! Very exciting news.
George Smiley is back. Viking jst announced it will be publishing Legacy of Spies, a new John le Carré novel in Sept. Firs…
.Timeline is going other take ridiculously heavy voting WaPo piece on the back, George Smiley: After win in US increased detainees who has
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New le Carre novel brings back George Smiley
ICYMI, our greatest living writer is releasing a novel soon. And bringing back his greatest creation.
Viking to Publish Le Carre’s New George Smiley Novel in September via
A new George Smiley novel? Fantastic. Thought of it being adapted for tv with someone other than Guinness playing the great man? Horrible.
John Le Carre's fictional spy George Smiley is to return
George Smiley is back: John Le Carre's Cold War character returns in new novel A Legacy of Spies via
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Insanely excited by the news of a new novel from The return of George Smiley and Guillam too no less…
Welcome back, George Smiley: After long hiatus, John Le Carre catching readers up on famous fictional spy.
George Smiley to return. I can't think of anything else that would excite me more (unless Sorkin agreed to do a West W…
Like how dare George Smiley go after Bill Haydon when Smiley met Karla that one time?
I'm thinking about listening to The Complete George Smiley Radio Dramas by John le Carré on my
My cousin George , smiley , my uncle carl & my cousin mr.carl
・・・. Gary Oldman as George Smiley wearing stylish vintage frames that we provided for...
As it's here's a shot of the most smiley man in football .. Hope your recovery is going well…
Remember fictionally it was George Smiley working in library who identified the mole in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Thinking.
After Ben Carson's meltdown a reminder from George Carlin: logically - numerically - somebody IS the world's worst doct…
Nick has gone from fortunate buffoon, to full on George Smiley.. Chapeau sir
To quote George Smiley, "Sometimes you must sup with the devil on a very short spoon."
No - George's movie is The Power of One... I probably should insert a smiley face or something.
I keep waiting for George Smiley to show up in the last chapter of this Le Carre novel….
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Happy Birthday Cricket ke Hansmukh Lal, George Bailey. Instead of smiley emoji,u can pick up any of his photo&use it ht…
But she just explained about using the hot water whilst someone was showering, quiet and sinister like George Smiley.
One writer on one website who then corrected it does not = "The Russians." And you're not George Smiley
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Totally false. Obviously she will throw we the people a bone here & there but she is a power hungry devil.. George…
9 signs you can't trust your coworkers George Smiley suspicion
Bond was never Bond. He was always more George Smiley.
Best fruit snacks is the smiley faces n curious george 😂👌
You have never fully complete without SMILE. SMILEY:
.Maybe he had been watching too much of George Smiley, The Thick of It or Fawlty Towers?
The mother of all complicated relationships is the relationship of George Smiley and Lady Ann. Brilliant, how leCarre builds up characters.
George Smiley and we talked about Karla. Always Karla.
George Smiley should have lived there.
Why is Martin Freeman dressed like George Smiley from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy?
Listening to a fantastic Radio version of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy with Simon Russell-Beale as George Smiley
I always thought it was George Smiley via Gary Oldham.
People my age are pregnant, engaged, or in relationships. I'm over here living my life, playing Nintendog's. 🙌🏼
can someone please just send me smiley pics of George so that I can be less stressed
So why did do dressed as George Smiley?
.Brexit would rid us of (corrupt) bureaucratic subsidies, farming minister has promised.
Is that +George Hearn on the list, on his own 35th anniversary? And, is that a bishop with a smiley face signature!?
Martin Freeman has come as George Smiley on the show.
Is Martin Freeman applying for a role as the next George Smiley?
I thought he'd come as George Smiley.
Is Martin Freeman going for the George Smiley look?
Martin Freeman, looking like George Smiley’s younger brother, there.
People think he's come as Denis Norden. I thought he had come as George Smiley.
😱😱😱 Totally freaked now! Give me flowers with smiley faces to calm my troubled mind.
Honored to have former US Senator & Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell speak with our community tonight.
In that analogy I am, of course, George Smiley (as I work at IW equivalent of is Karla obvs, because
Just met on quay bridge under flyover. Was *just* like scene in Smiley's People where Karla is handed to George Smiley.
George Smiley on to pitch for Miami.
Pacers lead Raptors at halftime, 61-52. IND is 11-17 from deep. George: 22 Pts. DeRozan: 19 Pts.
you were the 8th man, as in Anthony Blunt and George Smiley et al, the 7th man was Airey Neave
If your absence doesn't bother them, your presence didn't matter.
To the people who eat loud,. please choke on your food. Many thanks, . everyone else.
Why is the Ricky smiley show here on George st?
Nifty never-before-seen footage. Others a little aggro, but George polite and smiley
The English Spy by Daniel Silva is an exhilarating and breathless ride reminiscent of George Smiley
when a sorority girl sends you smiley faces, she's really just trying to cover up the fact that she voted for George Bush twice.
Thx 4 the amazing work you're doing in Africa. Didn't expect a tag team. Smiley surprised
Small consolation from today was returning the smiley favour to George after they got dumped out
Gary Oldman as George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011). ph. by Jack English
Bengals are giving S George Iloka a 5-year, $30 million deal that includes $18M over first 3 three years.
Writing a little tribute to George Martin and feeling smiley/teary. A bloody good innings indeed.
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RIP George Martin, often referred to as 'the fourth Beatle' by Ringo Starr, who for tax reasons was never told he was …
Love it when George gets all Royal on us...
If you want to learn how to foment violence between two other people, this is the "Resource Book".
Joanne George on Instagram: “This is a safe horse for Smiley to be around”
The series I shared is the original 6 parter, with Alec Guinness as George Smiley. Highly recommended.
Smiley cuts a cheerful figure after quitting
Nothing upsets me the most, than dropping half a biscuit in a cuppa. Oh the struggles of fishing it out😂
all done. We are in agreement about books and George Smiley 😊. And now, back to last week's unfinished
In season 2, George Smiley turns up having previously faked his death.
OMG these photos of Prince George and Princess Charlotte on a royal family ski trip
I bet that never happened to George Smiley.
Farming Minister George Eustice has announced he'll be backing the campaign to leave the EU
think it's George in Smiley's people.
"On the side of the Angels" used in night manager. Is that a George Smiley term?
Spending my to flight with George Smiley, thanks to
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George Shelley hits back at claims he was a 'diva' in Union J
It's a sad, sad day for boy band fans. has been removed from Union J 😭😭
George Shelley “shocked and bemused” at reports he was kicked out of Union J
Not sure which Guinness I love more: Man In White Suit, or George Smiley.
Just been on telly in George Smiley coat. Mentioned Lucia Berlin's stories and Otto the Bear.
So George is gone form Union J? Didn't even know they were still together tbh
George and the band agreed to a press statement and gave comments which will be out today.
Now Le Carre's 1st book, Call for the Dead. George Smiley had a friendly quiet word with somebody, and then they topped themselves. Whoops.
My brother was a victim to St Mary in Sydney in the 80s. And I know these men and how they are. Smiley glad hands.
Chris Wallace looks more and more like George Smiley.
George chose his own path rather than to continue with the band. The boys could have done similar or split but see an amaz…
Nice headline 😒 No one kicked anyone out...He walked away.. Simple ✌️ Best Wishes to George 👍
. Also recommend all John Le Carre's books especially his George Smiley series for all espionage fans
Cashmere coat, glasses, trying to save an ailing but great British institution: George Smiley
Noted Obama supporter Smiley is starting to get it too just like Herman Cain and his followers:
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Is anyone here familiar with the George Smiley series?
I'm in a lean-to greenhouse, sowing seeds to a George 'Steel Trap' Smiley dramatisation. Smiley's People to be precise. It rains.
Come on, lad, James Bond is not a spy. George Smiley is a spy.
Unfortunately our police state is stuck in the 90's and is currently being advised by Chinese oligarchs and George Smiley.
Any of them with Alec Guinness as George Smiley!
I have gossip!! But it will be revealed soon, just know I don't have to pull lol
I'm just saying, I make a good fella😂
lol only cause I don't like fights, lol
Well then, but it was funny because you 💩'd your self when I started on you, when you poured that drink on me😂 ILY❤️
oh my lord Jesus, wait wasn't that the night you pretended to kiss James?!?
in one night: you gripped me on my freshly done tattoo, bit my *** and then poured your drink down me! ILY RLLY❤️
What's most interesting is to find out how the master storyteller managed to reinvent himself.
The firm fictional characters have been revealed - thrilled to be cast as George Smiley
We should be the EU's neighbour NOT it's servant or paymaster, demands FREDERICK FORSYTH
This something that would happen to George 😂
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Given the rage for TV reboots now, I suggest a new miniseries adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy with Mark Rylance as George Smiley.
Kilgour, mostly. I have a picture of him shopping in Burlington Arcade. He looks like he's auditioning for George Smiley.
I thought I couldn't be more in love with but then tonight happened... 😁😍☺️
It was none other than Comedian George Carlin that said the next time Fascism comes around it will be with a smiley face.
Might be time to pull George Smiley out of retirement...
Uhoh, they've lost Help a brother out
Today is the best day ever because A) I got to eat breakfast food for lunch, and B) I GET TO SEE TONIGHT
glad to see George Smiley gets a shout-out in acknowledgements. less sure about lager top
“Amazing letter from to love the precious smiley on the m…
Clement Atlee would have signed this guy over to George Smiley.
lawlz! But also all the different actors involved in each, Dr. Who, Edward Cullen, George Smiley, etc.
. 12/03/12. Obama has killed more women. and children than George Bush.
'le Carre's George Smiley watches the packed trains leave for Auschwitz' on
Every time George Zimmerman trends, and you hope its because hes finally dead, but you click and he isn't.
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Now that I've turned 50 I'm going to model myself on George Smiley (the Sir Alec Guinness version) and / or Henry Kissinger.
Reading Jago's Life of John Bingham the model for George Smiley, had no idea that Smiley was modelled on a real person.
The smiling assassin 'George Smiley' for you! .
She's part of the security detail, Ryan, in sort of a George Smiley kindof way.
Where's George Smiley? Just like the first - Russia / Estonia spy swap takes place on bridge
Kay hates the James Bond comparison. He prefers to be George Smiley. They have similar personalities anyway.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman's German version of George Smiley is VASTLY INFERIOR to Alec Guinness'.
. : All I want from you is one codename: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier...George Smiley. : ...Spy.
More captcha comics at the BBC to play George Smiley when Alec Guinness never had a massive cue. Laphroiag now I'm wondering if anyone wants
...Also made Smiley's People, the end of the Karla trilogy. So you get to find out how George Smiley's story ends.
I love the Cold War stuff… Gary Oldman did a great job as George Smiley in that film too.
Tip for Gary Oldman as George Smiley: be shorter, fatter.
when I walk around rainy streets in my big glasses, it's true I just feel like George Smiley full time
He is the James Bond of bounciness, the Jason Bourne of eagerness, a genuinely smiley George Smiley..what a quote. Brilliant
1 of the innocent civilians in this ep is named George Smiley. And now he's dead.
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your texting George, I can see him sending you kisses an smiley faces.
The Honorable Schoolboy: A George Smiley Novel by John Le Carré is on sale for $3.92 on Kindle - my earlier review
Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
What a lovely evening. Nice tea, bottle of red, cheap but quite acceptable, and George Smiley ( The real one,...
which is the one where George Smiley investigates the case of who left the upper decker in the executive toilet?
Surprised that George Smiley only has a single carb 2200, not the V8.
You're right, they are there to be found. Le Carre's George Smiley just came to mind too; a maverick, yes, but hardly a brute.
father always reminds me of George Smiley.
Mark Rylance giving a George Smiley-esque performance as Cromwell in Sumptuous. Truly sumptuous.
A rose from George and surprise note from mum. Smiley face!
George Smiley is the bureaucratic heir to Tolstoy's General Kutuzov.
crikey! George Smiley has just rocked up at a sleazy german sex kabaret!
There is a stillness-at-the-centre about Cromwell reminiscent of George Smiley. Was that an influence on the portrayal?
SHOUT OUT . Johnny Cash Tribute act - Steve Smiley of Hove will be playing at The George Inn, Sandy Lane February...
*puts on smiley face*…maybe they are just shy Mr George...
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There's a George strait song for all of life's problems
seen it many times. Did you ever hear the radio dramatisations with Simon Russell Beale as George? All of LeCarré's Smiley books.
George Smiley is seriously as hard as nails.
Gary Oldman was great as George Smiley in Tinker Tailor, but Sir Alec Guiness is even better. Unsettling determined character. Evil obi-wan.
Rory Bremner once did an excellent skit of George Smiley's brother, envisioned as a greengrocer in North London.
I liked the recent Tinker Tailor but Alec Guiness IS George Smiley
he just goes all smiley "AAAH JAYMI" and jaymi's like "hi george" and george's face just goes to 0 emotion in like 0.1 seconds
Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy, an excellent remake, thought Gary Oldman was brilliant as George Smiley
I know George Smiley. George Smiley was a friend of mine. You, sir, are no George Smiley.
I find Christine and George so funny 😂😂😂😂
Rotherham UKIP leader Caven Vines told me Labour Party was started by George Smiley not trade unions!
Rotherham leader Caven Vines told me the Labour party was founded by George Smiley not the trade unions!
Gary Oldman as George Smiley was actually even better than Alec Guinness was in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
I wonder what George Washington looked like without his wig. Did he have an afro? Was he bald? We'll never know.
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George Square looks better in the snow
"Will you George? Will you sort it out for the Circus?". "No" Smiley replied "I'm retired & I'm going off to the golf course".
When that fine *** teacher puts a smiley face on your paper when she grades it .
Just on the 176 driving back home and whenever I go through Cambridge Circus I always look out for George Smiley
George Smiley once commented that now we have dealt with Communism, we now need to deal with excesses of Capitalism.
Bishop: I'm afraid you've got a bad egg, Mr Smiley:. George: Oh, no, my Lord, I assure you that parts of it are excellent!
There are other stories flying around, using other meanings. Where is George Smiley when we need him?
"...the fanatic is always concealing a secret doubt." George Smiley.
prince george is such a lil chubby bab this makes me So Smiley
Look at George chatting away to a very smiley Ed Sheeran. What do you think they were talking about?
I'm beginning to see Jim as more of a George Smiley sort of character.
.they are so lovely, smiley happy George, what we want for all children xx
Gary Oldman was a better George Smiley than Alec Guinness was, or could ever have been. Just watch him.
it is..:) I'm more Robert McCall than George Smiley.
so I said ''George can I have a smiley photo'' and he said ''yeah sure'' and this is the result😋😋
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NYX FACT: the text message smiley was invented by George Smiley, the secretive spy master in the John Le Carre novels
. 6 hours of george smiley is perfect Christmas TV
With clips & slides by Talking on ,Movie Cold 's 50th & George Smiley !
420th post goes out to George the smiley face and this reminder to be happy in spite of rainy days
“My bro George last song on his MySpace.. Smh been too long RIP bro miss n love you 🙌👼🙏 RNS ✊✊✊👼
not smiley when we get a 2 month break though. Used to torturous waits because I am a george rr martin fan.
It's kind of funny to see how George and I have started typing like each other. Like before I met him I did the smiley faces the other -
Nice! I feel like George Smiley would be equally bemused/confused when Ann showed this to him.
I can't be the only one reads all John Le Carré books in the voice of Alec Guinness' George Smiley. Not out loud obs
Take an intelligent break! Correcting a myth: George Smiley was Eric Roberts
Alec Guinness IS George Smiley, but the Alfredson version of Tinker Tailor is beautifully shot and very well cast
The thought of Alec Guinness as George Smiley quoting Kylie lyrics
John le Carré on Philip Seymour Hoffman: 'the only American actor who could play George Smiley'
John Le Carré: 'Philip Seymour Hoffman was the only American actor who could play George Smiley'
Gabriel Allon, art restorer and occasional spy, searches for a stolen masterpiece by Caravaggio in New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva’s latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue. Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one . . . Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with sixteen thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back—from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East. His brilliant creation, Gabriel Allon—art restorer, assassin, spy—has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Simon Templar. Following the success of his smash hit The English Girl, Daniel Silva returns with another powerhouse of a novel that showcases his outstanding skill and brilliant imagination, and is sure to be a must read for both his multitudes of fans and growi ...
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In celebration of the paperback release of his new novel, John le Carré talks about the inspiration for George Smiley
Finally realised this morning, just who David Hare's character Johnny Worricker reminds me of - Le Carre's George Smiley
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win 2-0, and its Alec Guinness, the definitive George Smiley on BBC4, can it get it any better methinks,
George Smiley or Harry Worth? Some people have said George Clooney but I couldn't possibly comment.
Yeah, suddenly we're all meeting on Hampstead Heath like George Smiley.
I could be mistaken but Paul Barry looks like Gary Oldman playing George Smiley from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
WOW, OMG what a great book. If you enjoy the spy genre of novels then you must immediately buy Red Sparrow, a first novel by a CIA veteran, Jason Matthews. Look, it is a clear clue when it is almost 3:30 AM and I am awake so that I could finish reading this very fine book. The book is about America v. the Russians and is excellent. It grabbed my attention from the first page. Matthews spent a lifetime working in the clandestine, operational division of the CIA in enemy territory and it tells in this book. He is a very good writer, not as good as John Le Carre in the Karla trilogy but close. The difference is that Le Carre's George Smiley is much more introspective. Well, obviously, after you read this book you will realize that there is not one central character to the degree that Smiley is in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Smiley's People. Do you remember seeing Star Wars for the first time back in 1977 and seeing Darth Vader's Imperial Starfighter spin away, out of control but with Vader ali ...
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy sequel pressing ahead Last year's big screen take on John Le Carre's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy proved to be a sizeable critical and commercial success. It took just over $80m at the worldwide box office, and bagged a trio of Oscar nominations too. It's also, we've discovered, quite a divisive movie. We've met people who've outright loved it, we've met people who felt that they were supposed to love it, but really didn't. Whichever camp you fall into, though, it looks as if George Smiley - in the guise of Gary Oldman - is set to return to the big screen. A follow-up was talked about the best part of a year ago, with the novel Smiley's People the logical source. And now, Collider has now spoken to producer Eric Fellner, who has revealed that "we are working on another one". He continued, saying "Tim Bevan is putting it together as we speak with Peter Straughan and Tomas Alfredson, so yes, it's in development". Bevan produced the first film, Straughan co-penned the script, and Alfre ...
Not only was Patrick Stewart in the 1979 BBC version of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" with Alec Guiness, but he played Karla, George Smiley's nemesis!
Morning George...hope the sun has his smiley face on for you all day...
“Each of us has only a quantum of compassion.. lavish our concern on every stray cat; we never get to the center of things" -George Smiley
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