by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 4, 2023
A Spy Among Friends is coming to ITV1 beginning Sunday, July 9, 2023 at 9:00 pm and Sky Italia on July 17. The television mini-series first aired on the new streaming platform ITVX in the UK back in December 2022, followed by Amazon Prime Video in Canada since February 2023 and more recently on MGM+ in the US from March 2023.
Based on Ben Macintyre’s book by the same name, Nicholas Elliott (Damian Lewis) is working for Britain’s SIS as an intelligence officer and is left in turmoil when he learns his close friend and colleague, Kim Philby (Guy Pearce), has been secretly working as a double agent for the KGB since 1932. Elliot interviews him in Beirut, and then Philby defects to the Soviet Union. The series was nominated in the best mini-series category at the British Academy Television Awards, announced in March 2023.
Based on Ben Macintyre's New York Times best seller #ASpyAmongFriends – starring Damian Lewis, Guy Pearce and Anna Maxwell Martin, tells the true tale of friendship between British spies Nicholas Elliott and Kim Philby – notoriously known as a double agent for the Soviet Union🕵️.… pic.twitter.com/0mduGnBd5G
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