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A Spy Among Friends World Premiere at BFI

BFI London Film Festival 2022

by Gingersnap | | August 31, 2022

A Spy Among Friends starring Damian Lewis will receive a World Premiere at BFI London Film Festival this October. The 66th annual festival will take place in venues across the UK capital on Wednesday October 5 through Sunday October 16, 2022 and will host 22 feature films, three episodic selections and several documentary cinema.

The miniseries explores MI6 agent Kim Philby’s defection to the Soviet Union and stars Guy Pearce and Damian Lewis, the latter reuniting with showrunner Alexander Cary following their previous collaboration on Homeland. Other UK debuts launching at the festival include Fridjof Ryder’s dark thriller Inland, starring Mark Rylance.  Some key dates:

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The 10 Best TV Dramas Coming This Autumn

A Spy Among Friends

by Michael Hogan | The Guardian | August 28, 2022

From the return of Happy Valley and The Crown to new shows starring Gemma Arterton, Kenneth Branagh, Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce, there’s a lot to stay in for

A Spy Among Friends
ITV/ITVX, autumn (possibly November 17)

Double agents. Cold war defection. Le Carré-meets-Mad Men vibes. Guy Pearce and Damian Lewis don dapper 1950s suits for this stylish dramatisation of the Kim Philby espionage affair, based on the bestselling book by historian Ben Macintyre. ITVX is the new (and, thankfully, free) streaming service on which ITV will premiere selected shows before their terrestrial broadcast. It will also soon be airing another factual drama, Litvinenko, with David Tennant as the poisoned Russian spy.

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Secondary Source: The Sunday Times