A Spy Among Friends has arrived on ITV1 – here’s a full run down of who’s on the cast.
The cold war drama series is based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name written by Ben Macintyre.
A teaser of the show shares: “The six-episode series dramatises the true story of Nicholas Elliott and Kim Philby, two British spies and lifelong friends. Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet double agent in history.
“This is a story of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, trust and treachery. Philby’s deeply personal betrayal, uncovered at the height of the Cold War, resulted in the gutting of British and American Intelligence.”
A Spy Among Friends 2023 cast
Here’s a full rundown of who’s on the cast of A Spy Among Friends
- Guy Pearce plays Kim Philby
- Damian Lewis plays Nicholas Elliott
- Anna Maxwell Martin plays Lily Thomas
- Adrian Edmondson plays Sir Roger Hollis
- Stephen Kunken plays James Jesus Angleton
- Monika Gossmann plays Galina
- Nicholas Rowe plays Sir Anthony Blunt
- Lucy Russell plays Jane Sissmore
- Lucy Akhurst plays Elizabeth Elliott
- Jennifer Marsala plays Iris
- Alexander Terentyev plays Orchis
- Anastasia Hille plays Flora Solomon
- Karel Roden plays Col. Sergei Brontov
- Gershwyn Eustache Jnr plays Dr Robert Thomas
- Gilly Gilchrist plays MI5 Plumber
- Alex Price plays Watcher
- Steven Elder plays Tim Milne
- Daniel Lapaine plays Donald Maclean
- Jacob James Beswick plays Giovanni
- Mark Flitton plays Joe
- Rick Warden plays Arthur Martin
- Colin Mace plays Commissionaire
- Anna Andresen plays Aileen Philby
Watch A Spy Among Friends on TV and online
A Spy Among Friends airs Sunday nights at 9PM on ITV1. The series has six episodes which will air weekly on TV.
Alternatively, the full series is available to watch online now via the ITVX website.
A teaser for the first episode reads: “In the wake of Kim Philby’s escape to Moscow, his closest friend in Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (also known as MI6.), Nicholas Elliott, is under investigation by Mrs. Lily
“Thomas from the Security Service (MI5): Did he facilitate Philby’s escape because he’s also a traitor working for the Russians, or is it just that his judgement was clouded at a critical moment by their twenty-three year friendship?
“Or maybe, just maybe, he in fact had the last laugh having manipulated Philby to run to the bosom of the KGB for foreign intelligence purposes.”