The Night Manager
Jonathan Pine, night manager of a luxury hotel in Cairo and former British soldier, is recruited by Angela Burr, the manager of a Foreign Office task force investigating illegal arms sales, to infiltrate the inner circle of arms dealer Richard Roper.
The Night Manager
During the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, Jonathan Pine is night manager of the Nefertiti Hotel in Cairo, Egypt. He becomes involved with Sophie Alekan, the mistress of a playboy, Freddie Hamid, from a wealthy and influential local family. Sophie gives Pine confidential documents that she wants copied, including a list of weapons and warfare chemicals, and correspondence between the Hamids' companies and Ironlast Limited. She tells him to keep them safe, and to pass them to his contacts if anything happens to her. Pine turns the documents over to the International Enforcement Agency in London, England. This information makes its way to intelligence officer Angela Burr, who has been working to try and bring down Richard Roper. However, the information is somehow leaked to Roper, who pulls out of the deal with the Hamids. When Pine next sees Sophie, she is bruised and battered. Pine brings her to a safe house, and they become romantically involved. Pine confronts his contact over the leaked document, and demands that Sophie be given asylum. He is told that the Hamids have numerous friends in England, so it is recommended that Sophie returns to the Hamids. A short while later, Burr discovers who provided the documents to England, and contacts Pine to rescue Sophie. Pine rushes to her room, where he discovers Sophie dead.
The series, based on the John le Carré novel of the same name, follows Hiddleston's Jonathan Pine, an ex-soldier and now night manager of a luxury Cairo hotel recruited by a British intelligence agent (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate the inner circle of the notorious arms dealer Dicky Roper, played by Hugh Laurie. The show was an overnight success, and almost as soon as the season wrapped up conversation buzzed about whether a second one was on the way.
In his second brush with the night manager who knows too much, Shelly Rungta is accompanied by an entourage that includes his long-time friend and business associate Brij Pal (Saswata Chatterjee) and life partner Kaveri (Sobhita Dhulipala).
Much earlier, a 14-year-old bride of a Bangladeshi tycoon seeks the help of Shaan, the night manager at Dhaka's Orient Pearl Hotel. The young girl has stumbled upon incriminating information about international entrepreneur Shailendra 'Shelly' Rungta and his nefarious activities. Her life is in danger.
By the standards of the James Bond movie franchise, AMC's new TV mini-series The Night Manager is small fry. Its budget of 20 million (roughly $29 million), for a full six hours of television, compares to somewhere around $240 million for the last Bond movie, Spectre. But The Night Manager, which debuts Tuesday night on AMC in the U.S. after a smash hit run on BBC One in Britain earlier this year, might just have done the Bond franchise a disproportionately large favour. Its star, Tom Hiddleston, could well be the man to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond.
Based on John le Carré's popular novel of the same name, the BBC's THE NIGHT MANAGER is a dramatic six-part serial drama about a former British soldier recruited to conduct international espionage. After prominent Nefertiti Hotel guest Sophie Alekan (Aure Atika) shows hotel night manager Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) confidential documents pertaining to the activities of arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie), he's recruited by MI6 operative Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate Roper's inner circle. But spying on him also means keeping close tabs on his mistress, Jed Marshall (Elizabeth Debicki), and his obnoxious associate, Major Lance Corcoran (Tom Hollander), while navigating British and U.S. intelligence. As he travels around the world spying on Roper in an effort to bring him down, he uses his position as a respected hotelier to his advantage -- and as his cover.
A spy thriller with a twist first shown on BBC One in the UK starring Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Coleman and Hugh Laurie. This edge of your seat drama follows Jonathan Pine, a hotel night manager, who is passing information about arms deals. It starts in Egypt and continues to take in some breath taking locations, captured with excellent cinematography, such as Monaco, London, Devon, Mallorca, Marakech and Switzerland. Many of these locations are great for both a tour or a relaxing holiday.
Based on the acclaimed novel by John le Carre, The Night Manager follows the story of Hiddleston's Pine, a former British soldier turned hotel night porter recruited by a Foreign Office taskforce manager to spy on an international businessman suspected of arms and intelligence dealing. Pine attempts to infiltrate his inner circle by becoming a felon, all while keeping his mission secret from his colleagues and girlfriend. 041b061a72