RIP John le Carré

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As, we usually share information regarding movie people but while he was more of a huge name in literature instead, especially one of the masters of Cold War-era espionage novels, British writer John le Carre was the reason why many great films or television series got made.

It goes back to even 60s when Sidney Lumet made masterful “The Deadly Affair” (1967) which explored human ethics but his novels also were the basis of successful other films like “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”, “Tailor of Panama”,

“The Constant Gardener”, “The Russia House”, “A Most Wanted Man” marked the last feature film role for the great Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Not only award-winning films but just recently award-winning tv series made by acclaimed film directors starring actors mostly known for their film work like in “The Night Manager” and “Little Drummer Girl” were also based on his work.

During the 1950s and 1960s, John worked for both the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). His third novel, “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold” (1963), became an international best-seller and remains one of his best-known works. May he rest in peace.

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