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Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie set to star together in spy series The Night Manager

January 3rd, 2016 by Jonathan Snelling Comments

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Tom Hiddleston has been having a very busy time over the years. Having appeared as Loki in the MCU he has done countless other roles from a small cameo in the Muppets to leading role in Crimson Peak and even several plays at the national theatre.

This spring he is set to appear on the small screen in the television series The Night Manager. The six-part miniseries is based on a 1993 novel by writer John le Carré.

The series follows the life of a former British soldier (played by Hiddleston) who is recruited by intelligence agents to hunt for an international arms dealer (played by Hugh Laurie) and infiltrate his network.

Given the nature and length of the story, it was quickly realised the production needed to be for television rather than cinema. This means we get to see the story develop properly and over time. Furthermore it allows us to understand the character and international journey he is part of. Something like this should work very well on the small screen.

The Night Manager will air on the BBC in April.

Source: i09

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My name is Jonathan Snelling. I’ve been a movie fan for a long time now and last year completed a degree in Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University. It’s hard to choose a favourite film but I’ve always been a major fan of Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga. I’m really interested to see how Ben Affleck does in Dawn of Justice as it's set to be an incredible film. I’m usually willing to see any genre but naturally some more so than others.