The BBC has released this ‘first look’ image from London Spy – its forthcoming drama from acclaimed author Tom Rob Smith (Child 44, The Farm).
Ben Whishaw plays Danny – a “hedonistic romantic” who gets drawn into the dangerous world of British espionage when he falls for the anti-social but enigmatic Alex.
The five-part drama also stars Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling and is described as “the story of a chance romance between two people from opposite sides of that street.”
In the centre of London is a street with the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service on one side and the headquarters of gay clubbing on the other.
Danny – gregarious, hedonistic, romantic and adrift, falls for the anti-social enigmatic and brilliant Alex. Just as the two of them realise that they’re perfect for each other, Alex disappears.
Danny, utterly ill-equipped to take on the complex and codified world of British espionage, must decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth.