Reilly, Ace of Spies


Reilly, Ace of Spies

Infobox Television Film
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caption = Sam Neill portraying Sidney Reilly in the television mini-series, "Reilly, Ace of Spies" (1983)
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runtime = 720 min
creator =
director = Martin Campbell,
Jim Goddard
producer = Chris Burt,
Johnny Goodman,
Verity Lambert
writer = Troy Kennedy Martin,
Robin Bruce Lockhart (book)
starring = Sam Neill,
Sebastian Shaw,
Hugh Fraser,
John Rhys-Davies,
David Suchet
music = Harry Rabinowitz,
Dmitri Shostakovich (main theme)
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language =
network = Euston Films,
Thames Television
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Independent Television
Mystery!
Public Broadcasting Service
flagicon|UK Thames Video Collection
flagicon|Australia Thorn EMI Video Australia
flagicon|Australia Umbrella Entertainment (DVD)
released = flagicon|UK 5 September 1983
flagicon|Sweden 12 July 1985
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last_aired =
num_episodes = 12
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imdb_id = 0085077
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"Reilly, Ace of Spies" is a 1983 television miniseries, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, and based on the 1967 book "Ace of Spies" by Robin Bruce Lockhart. Sam Neill stars as Sidney Reilly. The theme music is the Romance movement from Dmitri Shostakovich’s "The Gadfly Suite".

The miniseries was issued on DVD by A&E Home Video on February 22, 2005. As of Summer/Autumn 2007 it is being shown on the ITV3 Channel available on Freeview in the UK.

There are twelve approximately 50 minute episodes (the first episode is lengthier).

Episodes

Cast

*Sam Neill as Sidney Reilly
*Peter Egan as Major Charles Fothergill
*Ian Charleson as R. H. Bruce Lockhart (note: R. H. Bruce Lockhart was the father of the author of the book the miniseries is based on)
*Norman Rodway as Captain Mansfield Smith-Cumming
*Tom Bell as Felix Dzerzhinsky
*David Burke as Joseph Stalin
*Kenneth Cranham as Vladimir Lenin
*Leo McKern as Basil Zaharoff
*Jeananne Crowley as Margaret Callaghan Reilly (wife number one)
*Donald Morley as Stanley Baldwin
*John Castle as Count Massino
*Celia Gregory as Nadina "Nadia" Massino (wife number two)
*Brian Protheroe as Shasha Grammaticoff
*Joanne Whalley as Ulla Glass
*Clive Merrison as Boris Savinkov
*Laura Davenport as Nelly "Pepita" Burton (wife number three)
*Michael Aldridge as Orlov
*Victoria Harwood as Natalia
*Anthony Higgins as Mikhail Trilisser
*John Rhys-Davies as Tanyatos
*Sebastian Shaw as Reverend Thomas

Awards

Won 1984 BAFTA TV Award

Best Film Editor:
*Ralph Sheldon
*Edward Marnier

External links

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