Is the sight of Tom Hiddleston's bare bum in TV's 'The Night Manager' now just a sad, distant memory from Sunday nights on the sofa? Well, now's the time to move on. And we know how to help. Here at Time Out, we've organised a whole bunch of events next weekend, May 6 and 7, to celebrate the film adaptations of the novelist John le Carré, the man who wrote the book of 'The Night Manager' (and who pops up in that series as a sly cameo in a restaurant scene, fact fans). The reason for our excitement? There's another le Carré adaptation on the horizon: 'Our Kind of Traitor' comes to cinemas on May 13 and we're offering you the chance to see it early.
The fun starts on Friday night, May 6, with a double bill of two classic John le Carré adaptations, 'The Spy Who Came in From the Cold' (1965) and 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' (2011). If you've never seen the first one, it's a brilliant 1960s Cold War tale, with Richard Burton as a spy who might – or might not – have turned his back on espionage. The films are great, but the venue is just as good. All our events over this special weekend are at the spooky old Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End, and we're taking over the stylish leather-filled old Council Chamber to screen these great old movies.
Then, during Saturday May 7, we're serving up four very different events, so you can take your pick. First, it's another leisurely double bill of movies, this time in the afternoon, of two well-loved spy films and two of the greatest movies of all time: Alfred Hitchcock's 'Notorious' (1946) and Carol Reed's 'The Third Man' (1949). Again, there's nowhere better than the faded grandeur of Hornsey's old Council Chamber to see these incredible movie classics.
Also, on Saturday afternoon, none other than the actor Damian Lewis, star of the new le Carré film 'Our Kind of Traitor', will join us to read from one of le Carré's books. He'll be joined by other actors, and the event will also include a discussion about le Carré adaptations. Speakers include the producer Stephen Cornwall and 'Our Kind of Traitor' director Susanna White.
Then in the evening of May 7 – keep up! – we'll be exclusively screening the new film, 'Our Kind of Traitor', a twisty modern spy tale starring Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris and more. That screening will be down the road from Hornsey Town Hall at the brand new Crouch End Picturehouse, and your ticket includes entry to our brilliant, spy-themed after-party back at Hornsey Town Hall.
Be there, or be abducted and interrogated for several hours by shadowy secret service agents.
For even more info on Time Out's John le Carré and spy movies weekender and to buy tickets, head here.