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Guy Pearce on Making A Spy Among Friends with Damian Lewis

It’s Glorious

by Steve Weintraub | Collider | May 6, 2022

I’m looking forward to A Spy Among Friends, [which] you’re doing with Damian Lewis.

PEARCE: Yeah. I’ve just finished a few weeks ago, and it’s glorious.

Yeah. I’m a huge fan of his work. I’m obviously a huge fan of your work, so this is one that I’m like, “Oh, I am paying attention.” What can you say about it?

PEARCE: Oh, it’s really classy. Nick Murphy directed it, who I worked with on A Christmas Carol. It’s spectacular. It’s really spectacular. It’s based on a Ben Macintyre book, which is fantastic. Ben’s a wonderful writer, but Alex Cary who wrote the script has done the most wonderful job. I can’t speak highly enough about it. It’s glorious. Yeah.

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A Spy Among Friends Coming to ITVX

BritBox Will Be Folded Into New ITV Streaming Platform ITVX

by Max Goldbart | Deadline | March 2, 2022

The next phase of ITVs digital strategy is here as the network launches a streaming service called ITVX that will air shows months before they arrive on linear, while posting impressive revenue and profit growth and record advertising spend.

Launching later this year or next with both an AVoD and SVoD option, ITVX will kick off with dramas including Damian Lewis’s A Spy Among Friends (with a premiere date of November 1, 2022), Helena Bonham Carter-starring Nolly and Lenny Henry’s The Little Birds, along with a new series using deep fake techniques to create hilarious celebrity set-ups, a feature film for ITV2 hit Plebs and a feature doc on the truth about Bill Cosby titled We Need To Talk About Cosby.

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A Spy Among Friends Filming Update

Close To a Wrap

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 9, 2022

Photo Cred: Tom Radisch Instagram

It looks like Damian’s latest project A Spy Among Friends could be close to wrapping up filming. Tom Radisch, who’s character yet to be revealed, shared on Instagram that they have finished shooting in Bucharest, Romania and thanked UK and Romania stating, “London-Paris-Bucharest…live like a spy.”

A Spy Among Friends is based on the New York Times best-selling book written by Ben Macintyre. Damian serves as executive producer through his production company, Ginger Biscuit Entertainment. The limited series for BritBox U.K. and Spectrum US is set to air sometime in the Fall, 2022.

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Exclusive First Look: Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce in A Spy Among Friends

First Look Revealed

by Naman Ramachandran | Variety | November 2, 2021

Spectrum Originals/Britbox UK

Variety can exclusively reveal the first look at Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce in “A Spy Among Friends,” a limited series for BritBox U.K. and Spectrum.

“A Spy Among Friends” is based on the New York Times best-selling book written by Ben Macintyre. It is produced in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television, ITV Studios and Veritas Entertainment Group. Lewis also serves as executive producer through his production company, Ginger Biscuit Entertainment. The series has begun production in London and will also shoot in Romania.

Alexander Cary is creator and executive producer alongside ITV Studios’ Patrick Spence and Nick Murphy.

The show dramatizes the true story of Nicholas Elliott (Lewis) and Kim Philby (Pearce) — two spies and lifelong friends, one of whom was betraying the other all along, at the height of the Cold War.

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Secrets and Spies: Damian Lewis Undercover

Tracking Down a Traitor

by Steve Bird | The Telegraph | October 31, 2021

Damian Lewis filming the Cold War drama limited series A Spy Among Friends CREDIT: Julian Simmonds

Budding Bond Damian Lewis stars as the MI6 officer who played cat-and-mouse with Kim Philby.

Damian Lewis’s fascination with spies has seen him play a John Le Carre secret agent and even present an entire documentary series on espionage.

But now, for the first time he has been spotted playing a real life MI6 spy in a new series about the life of Kim Philby during the height of the Cold War.

His role as Nicholas Elliott, an MI6 officer who defended Philby until his treachery became irrefutable, is ideal for Lewis who has insisted he would make a great spy, possibly better than James Bond.

Lewis, 49, was filming in London for the new Britbox series, A Spy Among Friends. Wearing Elliort’s trademark round glasses and pin-stripe suit he was on a specially converted street with 1950’s shop fronts in Pimlico.

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