Caryn James

Colin Firth Talks About "Tinker, Tailor" and The Oscar (Video Interview)

  • By Caryn James
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  • December 9, 2011 9:10 AM
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Colin Firth signed on for his role in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy long before winning his Oscar for The King’s Speech. Even so, it’s a little jolting to find him in a relatively small role as one of a half-dozen British intelligence agents and possible moles being investigated by George Smiley (Gary Oldman, the film’s center of gravity). But Firth gives a typically shining and sly performance as the dapper Bill Haydon, ever-so-much more sophisticated than his drab colleagues. And if casting is destiny, this teasing film makes you wonder: is there some big payoff coming for his character or is he the ultimate red herring?

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