London Spy - Ben Whishaw
London Spy - Danny (Ben Whishaw) ©2015 Working Title

Finally we have a release date, and a trailer, for London Spy staring Ben Whishaw! UK air date is November 9th 2015 but US screening has slipped to 2016.

The drama is billed as a “gripping, contemporary, emotional thriller” from the acclaimed author Tom Rob Smith,who also wrote the praised Child 44 movie.

The story involves a innocent, young, romantic who is drawn into a dangerous world of espionage when he falls in love with a man he meets by chance on Lambeth Bridge.

London Spy Official lowdown


A romance between an MI6 code genius (Ed Holcroft) and a man working dead-end jobs (Ben Whishaw) promises happiness for both.

But tragedy strikes when the spy dies in suspicious circumstances, forcing his lover to pursue the dangerous truth behind his death.

Out of his depth in the world of espionage Danny seeks help from his wise mentor Scottie (Jim Broadbent), embarking on a journey where no one is what they seem.

Confirmed for BBC Two on November 9th 2015 at 9pm to 10pm


Episode 1 of 5 will premiere in the UK on Monday November 9th 2015 from 9.00-10.00pm on BBC Two.

BBC America had been saying 2015 but today that changed to 2016. No more detail than that I am sorry to say. 🙂

Starring: Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling and Edward Holcroft
Writer: Tom Rob Smith
Director: Jakob Verbruggen
Producer: Guy Heeley

London Spy - Edward Holcroft and Ben Whishaw
London Spy – Alex (Edward Holcroft) and Danny (Ben Whishaw) ©2015 Working Title

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online