John le Carré – An Evening with George Smiley

John le Carré – An Evening with George Smiley

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Release Date: Saturday, 30 September 2017.

Classification: Not yet rated.
Country: UK.

Broadcast live from London's Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character.

From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – to his powerful descriptions of the arms trade in The Night Manager, and the War on Terror in A Most Wanted Man, the writing of John le Carré has come to define the last half century.

In this one-off event, the author discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley.
Coinciding with the publication date of his new novel, A Legacy of Spies, the event will include readings from the book by the author. The novel sees the return of some of le Carré’s most iconic Cold War characters, including George Smiley and his trusted lieutenant, Peter Guillam, as their past comes back to claim them in the present. With a rare question and answer session, this will be an unmissable opportunity to experience one of the foremost chroniclers of our age, direct and in his own words.

In support of MSF, the leading emergency medical humanitarian aid organisation, John le Carré is donating his speaker’s fee, and the producers of the live cinema broadcast, The Ink Factory, are donating their share of the profits to the charity.


Session Times & Bookings

  • Sat 30 Sep
    ALL SESSIONS NFT
  • Sun 1 Oct
    ALL SESSIONS NFT

Legend:

Only applicable if sessions above are marked with any of the following:

A@KP : Adults at Kids Prices   ADV : Advance Screenings   DC : Director‘s Cut   JAZZ : Jazz Room   JIFF : JIFF 2017   MS : Members Screening   NFT : No Free Tickets   Q&A : Q&A   SF : Selling Fast!   SE : Special Event   SUB : Subtitled   Theatre : Theatre to Screen   WC : Wheelchair Friendly   WOODY : Woody Retrospective  

 

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