7.5/10
8,998
74 user 7 critic

London Spy 

A chance romance between two men from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess, leads into mystery after one of them is found murdered.

Creator:

Tom Rob Smith
Reviews
Popularity
3,121 ( 274)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2015  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Ben Whishaw ...  Danny 5 episodes, 2015
Edward Holcroft ...  Alex 5 episodes, 2015
Jim Broadbent ...  Scottie 5 episodes, 2015
Zrinka Cvitesic ...  Sara 4 episodes, 2015
Samantha Spiro ...  Detective Taylor 4 episodes, 2015
Harriet Walter ...  Claire 3 episodes, 2015
Josef Altin ...  Pavel 2 episodes, 2015
Richard Cunningham ...  Danny's Lawyer 2 episodes, 2015
Adrian Lester ...  Professor Marcus Shaw 2 episodes, 2015
David Hayman ...  Mr Turner 2 episodes, 2015
Charlotte Rampling ...  Frances 2 episodes, 2015
Lorraine Ashbourne ...  Mrs Turner 2 episodes, 2015
Nicolas Chagrin Nicolas Chagrin ...  Charles 2 episodes, 2015
Priyanga Burford ...  Clinician 2 episodes, 2015
Edit

Storyline

A chance romance between two men from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess, leads into mystery after one of them is found murdered.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Scottie's car is a Jensen CV-8. They were produced in small numbers between 1962 and 1966 and powered by large Chrysler V8 engines. It was one of the fastest production cars of its era, with a top speed of 136mph. Only 500 were made. See more »

Quotes

Frances: You either step into the abyss or step back from it; you cannot walk along its edge for long.
See more »

Connections

Featured in London Spy Revealed (2016) See more »

User Reviews

 
A gem
14 November 2015 | by pamelak6See all my reviews

I honestly have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this. I didn't have the highest expectations because the spy genre isn't my favorite, I think it can be corny, predictable, and forced. This show is exactly the opposite of that. I do think you have to be patient with it. There a subtleness that can be mistaken for something else if you don't look at the big picture. It's really beautifully acted and shot. It provided thrill, suspense, a little humor, without being contrived. It is truly a gem. The chemistry between Danny and Alex is wonderful and very engaging in the sense that you relate with both of them so much. You want to know about Alex, the way Danny does, because there's something intriguing about his stoic but awkward nature. You sympathize with Danny, the feeling of being lost is not foreign to many of us. I watched the first episode a couple days ago and I have not been able to get it off my mind.


123 of 141 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 74 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

London Spy See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed