Simon Beaufoy

AMC, BBC coproduce second Le Carré adaptation

US cable channel AMC and UK pubcaster the BBC are adapting novelist John le Carré’s book The Spy Who Came in From the Cold into a limited series. Academy Award-winner Simon Beaufoy will write the series, which is based on the story of a British intelligence officer based in East Berlin at the height of the […]

Night Manager firm preps new le Carré series

The prodco behind hit John Le Carré adaptation The Night Manager is now turning one of the author’s best known books – The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – into a TV series. Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy will pen the cold war spy drama. The Ink Factory, which is run by Le […]

Age of Stupid team making police spies drama

The team behind environmental drama doc Age of Stupid are raising finance for Undercovers, a new project about police spies who infiltrate protest groups. Spanner Films’ Franny Armstrong and producer Lizzie Gillett raised £900,000 (US$1.5 million) in crowd-funding finance to make Age of Stupid, which went on to top the UK box office. A £150,000 […]