Ben Whishaw is getting involved in a lot of espionage this year, as he’s reprising his role as Q in the James Bond movie Spectre, and he’s also heading to TV for the five-part series London Spy, based on a script by Child 44’s Tom Rob Smith.
Now the first image from the series has arrived, courtesy of Empire, showing Whishaw in front the Palace Of Westminster. The show may feature quite a few iconic locations, as a few weeks ago I personally came across Ben filming the show in the Victorian confines of Paddington Station.
In London Spy, Whishaw is Danny, an outgoing and pleasure-seeking romantic who becomes embroiled in the world of British espionage after falling for the enigmatic Alex (Wolf Hall’s Edward Holcroft). However, when Alex disappears, Danny must decide whether he is prepared to find out what has happened to him.
The series will debut in the UK on BBC Two later this year.