Friday, September 19, 2014

London Spy - Ben Whishaw Cast In BBC2 Thriller

A couple of months ago, BBC2 announced that they were going to commission a five episode spy drama named London Spy by gay writer Tom Rob Smith and now it's leading man has been revealed ...


Ben Whishaw, best known for his role as Q in Skyfall and of course, the short lived BBC2 series The Hour will take on the role of Danny, describe as a“a gregarious, hedonistic, but ill-equipped spy”. Danny falls in love with Alex, described as “anti-social and enigmatic,” but who later goes missing forcing Danny to attempt to find him.

On the casting announcement, Smith said: “Ben Whishaw is quite simply one of the best actors in the country. It’s an extraordinary privilege, as a writer, to have him play the lead.”

While casting for the role of Alex and other characters in the upcoming series have yet to be announced, I have to admit that this does sound like it's going to be an interesting take on the genre and Whishaw is a superb casting choice for the role of Danny.

Casting News: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/09/18/ben-whishaw-cast-as-lead-in-new-bbc-gay-spy-drama/

London Spy begins filming in October and will air on BBC2 in 2015.

3 comments:

noybusiness said...

My parents and I couldn't believe it when The Hour was cancelled.

shawnlunn2002 said...

Me too. Was a good show.

noybusiness said...

That's "I too", because it's short for "I feel that way too". ;) Yeah, it was in the upper 10% of television on at the time, and I can't fathom why they would want to get rid of it. You'd almost think it had been on NBC, which is an infamous canceller (Dracula, Believe, The Cape, Awake...), or Fox (Dark Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse...).