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Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling join Ben Whishaw in BBC drama London Spy



Oscar winner Jim Broadbent is to star in BBC2’s new thriller London Spy.

Broadbent, who won a 2002 best supporting actor statuette for his role as Iris Murdoch’s husband John Bayley in the film Iris, will play Scottie, a confidant of the main character Danny, a hedonistic romantic played by Whishaw.

Danny falls romantically for Alex, played by newcomer Edward Holcroft. Alex’s mysterious disappearance forces the ill-equipped Danny to take on the murky world of British espionage to find out what happened to him.

Veteran actress Charlotte Rampling, who is due to appear in the next series of Broadchurch, will play Frances, “a figure from deep within the traditions of British espionage” according to the BBC.

Filming on the five-part drama series, created by author Tom Rob Smith (Child 44), started this week and it is scheduled to air next year.

Hurray! I’m so excited!

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