A Spy Among Friends S1
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17 November 2023

A Spy Among Friends S1

Damian Lewis (Billions) and Guy Pearce (Mare of Easttown) star in this thriller which tracks the real-life events around one of the most infamous espionage scandals in UK history. 

Set against the backdrop of the Cold War – when the stakes were high and the consequences of being caught could be deadly – the six-part series tells the story of British intelligence officer Nicholas Elliott (Lewis) who’s stunned to learn that his best friend and colleague, Kim Philby (Pearce), has been secretly working as a double agent for the KGB since the 1930s.

Nominated for the 2023 BAFTA Award for best miniseries, A Spy Among Friends has an 80% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the critics’ consensus calling it “an intelligent tale of espionage elevated by a pair of sterling performances.”