History Trivia / TinkerTailorSoldierSpy

14th Mar '17 2:52:55 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActorAllusion: It seems that John Hurt [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour always had a lot of experience]] [[Film/VForVendetta with British political extremes and secret services]].

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!!!The Miniseries:
* CaliforniaDoubling: The Czechoslovakia scenes were filmed in and around Glasgow.
* CreatorPreferredAdaptation: Creator/JohnLeCarre was so impressed by Creator/AlecGuinness' performance as George Smiley that in later novels he wrote Smiley's characterization to be in keeping with Guinness's performance.
* PlayingAgainstType: This was a rare dramatic role for Beryl Reid, who was known for light comedy. Creator/AlecGuinness was initially opposed to her casting, but she won him over.
* TroubledProduction: The series was plagued by a series of strikes. Due to shooting overruns, a large number of actors moved to other projects without finishing their roles.


!!!The Film:
* ActorAllusion: It seems that John Hurt Creator/JohnHurt [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour always had a lot of experience]] [[Film/VForVendetta with British political extremes and secret services]].services]].
* AllStarCast
* AwesomeDearBoy: Creator/BenedictCumberbatch stated that playing a spy was his dream job - "you are NEVER what you seem."



** Oldman's hair (lighter) and waistline (heavier).
** Cumberbatch as well - Guillam's hair is blonde, while Mr. Cumberbatch is naturally a ginger.

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** Oldman's Creator/GaryOldman's hair (lighter) and waistline (heavier).
** Cumberbatch Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as well - Guillam's hair is blonde, while Mr. Cumberbatch is naturally a ginger.ginger.
* InMemoriam: The film is dedicated to screenwriter Bridget O'Connor, who completed work on the film before her passing away from cancer.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Film/{{Oldboy|2003}}'' director Creator/ParkChanWook was offered the film at one point.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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''Film/{{Oldboy|2003}}'' director Creator/ParkChanWook was offered the film at one point.point.
** Creator/MichaelFassbender was originally cast as Ricki Tarr, but he had to back out because he was busy filming ''Film/XMenFirstClass''.
** Creator/DavidThewlis and Creator/RalphFiennes were considered for roles.
27th Mar '16 8:28:25 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatGuy: It's an AllStarCast which includes [[Film/BatmanBegins Commissioner]] [[Film/TheDarkKnight James]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises Gordon]], [[Film/TheKingsSpeech King George VI]], [[Series/IClaudius The Emperor Caligula]], [[Series/{{Rome}} Julius Caesar]], [[Film/{{The Dark Knight Rises}} Bane]], [[Series/DoctorWho The Dream Lord]], [[Series/{{Sherlock}} the thoroughly modern Sherlock Holmes]], [[Film/SherlockHolmes his nemesis from the 2009 film version]] and many more!
** GaryOldman has laughed that the Circus board room was basically six degrees of Film/HarryPotter, with Creator/ColinFirth and MarkStrong being the only English Actors who had not starred in any of the films.
** [[DowntonAbbey Edith Crawley]] is a filing clerk at the Circus.
24th Mar '16 2:06:04 AM erforce
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Film/{{Oldboy}}'' director Creator/ParkChanWook was offered the film at one point.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Film/{{Oldboy}}'' ''Film/{{Oldboy|2003}}'' director Creator/ParkChanWook was offered the film at one point.
19th Mar '16 2:13:00 AM Hossmeister
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13th Oct '15 2:23:33 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/ColinFirth and Creator/MarkStrong co-star in a movie where one plays a kindly schoolteacher haunted by his past, and one plays a depraved turncoat spy selling international secrets to the Soviets. [[spoiler: Sounds pretty typical, unless you know that Strong's the schoolteacher and Firth's the evil spy]].
2nd Jun '15 8:15:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActorAllusion: It seems that John Hurt [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour always had a lot of experience]] [[Film/VForVendetta with British political extremes and secret services]].


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* DyeingForYourArt:
** Oldman's hair (lighter) and waistline (heavier).
** Cumberbatch as well - Guillam's hair is blonde, while Mr. Cumberbatch is naturally a ginger.
25th Apr '15 2:12:58 PM LentilSandEater
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* HeyItsThatGuy: It's an AllStarCast which includes [[Film/BatmanBegins Commissioner]] [[Film/TheDarkKnight
James]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises Gordon]], [[Film/TheKingsSpeech King George VI]], [[Series/IClaudius The Emperor Caligula]], [[Series/{{Rome}} Julius Caesar]], [[Film/{{The Dark Knight Rises}} Bane]], [[Series/DoctorWho The Dream Lord]], [[Series/{{Sherlock}} the thoroughly modern Sherlock Holmes]], [[Film/SherlockHolmes his nemesis from the 2009 film version]] and many more!

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* HeyItsThatGuy: It's an AllStarCast which includes [[Film/BatmanBegins Commissioner]] [[Film/TheDarkKnight
[[Film/TheDarkKnight James]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises Gordon]], [[Film/TheKingsSpeech King George VI]], [[Series/IClaudius The Emperor Caligula]], [[Series/{{Rome}} Julius Caesar]], [[Film/{{The Dark Knight Rises}} Bane]], [[Series/DoctorWho The Dream Lord]], [[Series/{{Sherlock}} the thoroughly modern Sherlock Holmes]], [[Film/SherlockHolmes his nemesis from the 2009 film version]] and many more!
25th Apr '15 2:12:23 PM LentilSandEater
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HeyItsThatGuy: It's an AllStarCast which includes [[Film/BatmanBegins Commissioner]] [[Film/TheDarkKnight James]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises Gordon]], [[Film/TheKingsSpeech King George VI]], [[Series/IClaudius The Emperor Caligula]], [[Series/{{Rome}} Julius Caesar]], [[Film/{{The Dark Knight Rises}} Bane]], [[Series/DoctorWho The Dream Lord]], [[Series/{{Sherlock}} the thoroughly modern Sherlock Holmes]], [[Film/SherlockHolmes his nemesis from the 2009 film version]] and many more!

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* DawsonCasting: Karla's daughter is supposed to be in her twenties but the actress is in her thirties.
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HeyItsThatGuy: It's an AllStarCast which includes [[Film/BatmanBegins Commissioner]] [[Film/TheDarkKnight [[Film/TheDarkKnight
James]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises Gordon]], [[Film/TheKingsSpeech King George VI]], [[Series/IClaudius The Emperor Caligula]], [[Series/{{Rome}} Julius Caesar]], [[Film/{{The Dark Knight Rises}} Bane]], [[Series/DoctorWho The Dream Lord]], [[Series/{{Sherlock}} the thoroughly modern Sherlock Holmes]], [[Film/SherlockHolmes his nemesis from the 2009 film version]] and many more!



*** [[DowntonAbbey Edith Crawley]] is a filing clerk at the Circus.

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*** ** [[DowntonAbbey Edith Crawley]] is a filing clerk at the Circus.
2nd Feb '15 5:05:02 PM ProfessorGrimm
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HeyItsThatGuy: It's an AllStarCast which includes [[Film/BatmanBegins Commissioner]] [[Film/TheDarkKnight James]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises Gordon]], [[Film/TheKingsSpeech King George VI]], [[Series/IClaudius The Emperor Caligula]], [[Series/{{Rome}} Julius Caesar]], [[Film/{{The Dark Knight Rises}} Bane]], [[Series/DoctorWho The Dream Lord]], [[Series/{{Sherlock}} the thoroughly modern Sherlock Holmes]], [[Film/SherlockHolmes his nemesis from the 2009 film version]] and many more!
** GaryOldman has laughed that the Circus board room was basically six degrees of Film/HarryPotter, with Creator/ColinFirth and MarkStrong being the only English Actors who had not starred in any of the films.
*** [[DowntonAbbey Edith Crawley]] is a filing clerk at the Circus.
8th Jul '14 5:21:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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* RoleAssociation: It's an AllStarCast which includes [[Film/BatmanBegins Commissioner]] [[Film/TheDarkKnight James]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises Gordon]], [[Film/TheKingsSpeech King George VI]], [[Series/IClaudius The Emperor Caligula]], [[Series/{{Rome}} Julius Caesar]], [[Film/{{The Dark Knight Rises}} Bane]], [[Series/DoctorWho The Dream Lord]], [[Series/{{Sherlock}} the thoroughly modern Sherlock Holmes]], [[Film/SherlockHolmes his nemesis from the 2009 film version]] and many more!
** GaryOldman has laughed that the Circus board room was basically six degrees of Film/HarryPotter, with Creator/ColinFirth and MarkStrong being the only English Actors who had not starred in any of the films.
*** [[DowntonAbbey Edith Crawley]] is a filing clerk at the Circus.
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