John le Carré

John le Carré

Highest Rated: 89% The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1966)

Lowest Rated: 72% Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

Birthday: Oct 19, 1931

Birthplace: Poole, Dorset, England, UK

One of the world's most respected authors of spy fiction, John le Carré is a writer who gives his work added authenticity due to his time spent working for British intelligence agencies. Recruited by MI5 when he was still known as David Cornwell, he was still in college when he began spying on leftist groups that might have Soviet associations. He eventually joined the agency full-time and began moonlighting as a novelist, later transferring to MI6. After the success of his initial espionage books, which included Call for the Dead (1961) and A Murder of Quality (1962), le Carré shifted his career entirely to writing, and it wasn't long before adaptations of his stories hit the silver screen, beginning with director Martin Ritt's lauded "The Spy Who Came In from the Cold" (1965). Reliably producing a novel every few years - sometimes featuring his most famous protagonist, George Smiley, as with Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1974) - le Carré remained perennially popular, though his profile was elevated during the new millennium, thanks in part to the acclaimed movies "The Constant Gardener" (2005) and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" (2011), as well as his continued and consistently exceptional literary output.



No Score Yet No Score Yet John Le Carre: An Evening with Geoge Smiley Unknown (Character),
- 2017
72% 50% Our Kind of Traitor Executive Producer $3.2M 2016
85% 65% A Most Wanted Man Executive Producer $17.2M 2014
83% 65% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Executive Producer $24.1M 2011
84% 82% The Constant Gardener Writer $33.6M 2005
77% 46% The Tailor of Panama Writer,
Executive Producer
$13.5M 2001
No Score Yet 48% The Looking Glass War Writer - 1970
89% 81% The Spy Who Came in From the Cold Writer - 1966
No Score Yet 64% The Deadly Affair Writer - 1966


No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2011 2019
95% 78% The Little Drummer Girl Executive Producer,
No Score Yet 100% 60 Minutes Guest 2017-2018
100% 100% Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Writer 1979