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Katherine Kelly joins Olivia Colman on John Le Carré spy thriller series The Night Manager

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David Harewood (Homeland), Neil Morrissey and Katherine Kelly will join joining Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman in a TV adaptation of John Le Carré's spy thriller novel The Night Manager.

The star-studded mini-series, a co-production between the BBC, US network AMC and the Ink Factory, also features Tom Hiddleston (War Horse), Tom Hollander (Rev) and Tobias Menzies (The Honourable Woman) in the cast.

The Night Manager is billed as a modern retelling of the 1993 novel and will apparently bring together love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminals.

The plot follows a former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston), who is recruited by an intelligence operative named Burr (Colman) to navigate the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington, where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade.

To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie), which includes girlfriend Jed (Debicki), Pine has to ebcome a criminal himself.

Filming has begun on The Night Manager and it will be broadcast in 2016.