bill haydon & jim prideaux
↳ tinker tailor soldier spy (2011)

“You know that feeling when you just have to go out and find someone new or the world will die on you? He’s my other half; between us we’d make one marvellous man, except that neither of us can sing.”


“I love that [party] scene because you get to realize Jim has had a crush on Bill Haydon for his whole life, but it’s observed with subtlety. There’s no great scene in which I say that or which it’s revealed; it’s just done with a look. Earlier on in the film, you see photos of them just having played a game of rugby and they look very happy. Little subtle clues such as that I really enjoyed about this film.” - Mark Strong