Imagine being invited to dinner by your ex-boyfriend. You had told Tom you weren’t going to go - you didn’t want to make him uncomfortable, but he insists that you go. There’s no reason for him to be jealous, plus you had always stayed friends with your ex, so it was no big deal. But when you come home hours late, and completely drunk, it became a big deal. He demands to know where you’ve been and why you didn’t call.
Tom Hiddleston played Jonathan Pine in the BBC adaptation of The Night Manager
I had read Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy when I
was young, but not The Night Manager. When I read the script for the
first episode, I was thrilled and fascinated by the prospect of playing
Pine. I read the novel many times after that. When it came to preparing
for the series, le Carré was very present and actively involved. After a
cast read-through of all six episodes in one sitting, we withdrew to a
draughty anteroom behind a council hall in central London and listened
to his generous feedback. He stressed in particular the delicate and
almost parental nature of the relationship between agent runner and
agent, in this case between Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) and Jonathan
Pine. His attention to detail was forensic, and his insight invaluable.
fascination with spies stems from our natural curiosity about questions
of truth and identity. Even as children, we develop a deep
understanding of the transgressive act of lying. And yet spies must lie,
or dissemble, for the greater good. John le Carré is the architect of
our understanding of the world of spies. There is, behind the curtain of
power, a complex network of interests and relationships, upon which
depend our national security and prosperity. He has always understood
that. He takes us behind the curtain. He is also one of the most
sophisticated analysts of the British psyche, and the creator of the
most thrilling novels of the past half-century. He understands that
within the British cultural identity are contained many complex
contradictions; that our sense of ourselves, and of our place in the
world, is not fixed or clear.
Spy stories satisfy some innate
curiosity within us, and le Carré’s are the best. They are emotionally
and intellectually completely satisfying, politically resonant and
Summary: Widower Jeremy, falls for and marries his son’s friend despite tripling her age. And just a few years later, his health problems and the return of his best friend, Tom, to London, make him doubt his marriage and wonder if his wife would be better off with a younger man like his friend.
That literally lasted the entire night where I was searching high and low for Tom at some event I knew he was going to be at. I finally found him and he asked me if I wanted a picture and a hug and said “you’re cute” and when I went to go hug him I WOKE UP! Why do these things happen!?! And he had the black hair he had when he was doing the first Thor movie too. Same length and all. *sigh*
There was a terrifying moment of silence before the storm. Tom heard the car before he saw it. It seemed as if all nature stopped and only the sound of screeching tires filled the air.
He couldn’t move, shock overcoming him, the words ‘no, no, please no’ falling from his lips before he even knew he was saying them. Everything seemed to move slower. Even though he was running, it seemed like he couldn’t reach his son.