Benedict Cumberbatch played Peter Guillam opposite Gary Oldman (who received an academy award nomination for his role) in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) the hugely critically acclaimed Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy features a hugely impressive cast consisting of Benedict Cumberbatch (Peter Guillam), Tom Hardy (Ricki Tarr), Oscar winner Colin Firth (Bill Haydon), John Hurt (Control), Toby Jones (Percy Alleline), David Dencik (Toby Esterhase), Ciaran Hinds (Roy Bland), Mark Strong (Jim Prideaux) and Kathy Burke as Connie Sachs.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy opened to huge critical acclaim in the UK and US and was the number one film at the UK box office for three weeks. It also did extraordinary numbers in a limited release in the US.
Set in the 1970s, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy finds George Smiley, a recently retired MI6 agent, doing his best to adjust to a life outside the secret service. However, when a disgraced agent reappears with information concerning a mole at the heart of the Circus, Smiley is drawn back into the murky field of espionage. Tasked with investigating which of his trusted former colleagues has chosen to betray him and their country, Smiley narrows his search to four suspects – all experienced, urbane, successful agents – but past histories, rivalries and friendships make it far from easy to pinpoint the man who is eating away at the heart of the British establishment.