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Gary Oldman plays 'anti-Bond' George Smiley in 'Tinker Taylor'

02-Sep-2011 • Bond Style

The 53-year-old Gary Oldman stars alongside Colin Firth in the new film adaptation of John Le Carre's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, directed by Tomas Alfredson.

Talking to Esquire magazine, he described his work style.

'I know the scene, I know the lines and I turn up on time. I show up having done the work. That’s who I am anyway.'

In Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Gary plays Smiley, a taciturn intelligence expert forced out of retirement to tack down a Soviet mole in the Secret Service.

he actor has retained his desire to direct, and having met Colin Firth for the first time on the set of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy plans to make a new film with the Oscar winner.

'I think I’m gonna do something with Colin Firth. It was something I’d been thinking about for a while, I can’t say what it is, but it’s a remake, and when I worked with Colin I thought: here’s the guy to do it with,' Gary revealed.

'We take it back: there’s no gizmos, no gadgets. It’s anti-Bourne, anti-Bond.'

Gary seems to relish in the more organic nature of acting in a film without spceial effects.

'It’s just you in a room, and that was the canvas. Tomas [Alfredson] would come in with a camera, and you would decide: is it a scene about a man in a room or is it a scene about a room with a man in? So you feel exposed,' he mused.

Read the complete interview online at DailyMail.co.uk.

Thanks to `danslittlefinger` for the alert.

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