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Our Kind of Traitor
by Liam Gaugham | Collider | July 10, 2021
Spy movies remain a popular genre thanks to the continued success of the James Bond and Mission: Impossible franchises. Argo and Zero Dark Thirty emerged as awards contenders that provided a grittier look at modern intelligence, and action-comedies like The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and the Kingsman franchise have offered more subversive takes. However, there’s no shortage of great spy movies from the past decade that haven’t found an audience yet, and deserve more attention from film fans.
Check out these top-tier espionage thrillers from the past decade you may have missed.
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Announcement: Damian on the Telly in the UK
by What’s On TV | February 13, 2018
When: Sunday, February 18 Where: Channel 4 Who: Lucky fans in the UK
Synopsis: On holiday in Marrakesh, ordinary couple Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris are caught up in the murky world of Russian dirty money.
McGregor and Harris are trying to repair their fraying marriage, with McGregor’s university lecturer smarting with guilt over an affair with a student and somewhat emasculated by lawyer wife Harris’ higher-earning profession.
He unexpectedly befriends a flamboyantly gregarious, very wealthy, Russian (Stellan Skarsgård) and gets a brief taste of his luxurious existence.
However, he turns out to be a money launderer for the Russian mafia and wants McGregor to pass information to MI6 about his boss’s dealings with leading members of the British establishment.
However, Lewis’ devious superiors are reluctant to grant what Skarsgård requires in return – asylum in Britain for his imperiled family.
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Where was Our Kind of Traitor filmed? Location Guide to the John le Carré Film
by RadioTimes – September 5, 2016
The John le Carré thriller stars Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis and some opulent scenery. Our Kind of Traitor – which is out on DVD next week – was adapted from a John le Carré thriller and boasts a stellar line-up: Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Damian Lewis and Stellan Skarsgard.
McGregor plays a poetry professor who’s befriended by a wealthy Russian (Skarsgard) while on holiday with his girlfriend (Harris). On their last night, the Russian reveals that he’s involved with the Mafia and needs the professor’s help.
And like The Night Manager, this film jets off to some pretty spectacular locations: luxury hotels in Marrakech, an even more luxurious Parisian spa, a snowy Alpine hideaway.
In an exclusive video, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris and director Susanna White take us behind the scenes:
We also tracked down location manager Adam Richards, whose other films include Florence Foster Jenkins, Atonement and Pride & Prejudice, to find out how we can follow in the poetry professor’s footsteps (preferably without bumping into the Mafia en route).
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Damian Lewis Says He Plays American Characters So Often He Forgets to Speak in a British Accent
By Alexa Valiente, ABC News, July 8, 2016
Damian Lewis says he’s been playing American characters for so long that sometimes he forgets to speak in his British accent.
“I go get my groceries in an American accent,” Lewis said in an interview with Peter Travers on ABC News’ “Popcorn with Peter Travers.” “And I get halfway through paying and I’m like, ‘I’m so sorry. I’m British, and I have no idea why I’m talking in an American accent to you but I’ve been doing it all week.”
While most people know him as the American characters Bobby Axelrod on the Showtime show “Billions” and Nicholas Brody in another Showtime show “Homeland,” Lewis can finally speak in his British accent in his latest film “Our Kind of Traitor.”
In the movie, Lewis plays the British character Hector, who works for the British secret intelligence service MI6 and has a grudge against a politician who’s done something unspeakable to him and his family.
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Killer Charm and Killer Instinct
by Marshall Fine | Cigar Aficionado | January/February 2016 Issue
Heads turn as Damian Lewis strides into a Le Pain Quotidien franchise in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
Lewis, in sunglasses, walks the length of the restaurant unmolested to a table in the rear. It’s mid-afternoon and the lunchtime crowd has thinned on this summery late-October day. Still, it seems an unlikely place to meet one of the hottest actors in television. Asked how he happened to choose this particular spot to meet, Lewis, sunglasses now off, smiles quizzically and says, “I thought you chose it.”
Tall and surprisingly rangy, Lewis has a slow grin, and blue eyes that can look both warm and icily transparent in the right light. His coppery hair actually appears to have a slightly chestnut cast this particular day. Normally Lewis is the most recognizable red-haired actor working today.