Our Kind of Traitor is a 2016 British spy thriller film directed by Susanna White and written by Hossein Amini, adapted from John le Carré’s novel of the same name. Starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Damian Lewis, and Alicia von Rittberg, the film was released in the United Kingdom on 13 May 2016 by Lionsgate.
A tense and slowly paced thriller that relies on plot and character motivations rather that stunts and effects. Ewan McGregor and Damian Lewis are the stars, with Lewis adopting a rather strange buttoned down accent. Like other LeCarre thriller it focuses on international banking and its corrupting influence in the modern world.
One other name I did recognize was Mark Gatiss, who is also a novelist. I had read his Dr Who book ‘Nightshade’.
- Ewan McGregor as Peregrine “Perry” Makepiece
- Stellan Skarsgård as Dima
- Damian Lewis as Hector
- Naomie Harris as Gail Perkins
- Khalid Abdalla as Luke
- Velibor Topic as Emilio Del Oro
- Alicia von Rittberg as Natasha
- Mark Gatiss as Billy Matlock
- Mark Stanley as Ollie
- Jeremy Northam as Aubrey Longrigg
- Grigoriy Dobrygin as the Prince
- Marek Oravec as Andrei
- Kawtia Elizarova as Katia
- Christian Brassington as Secretary to the Cabinet
- Pawel Szajda as the Blue Eyed Killer
- Alec Utgoff as Niki