Reilly: Ace of Spies

Reilly: Ace of Spies

This British mini-series depicted the life of British master spy Sidney Reilly who was the role model for Ian Fleming's James Bond. Sam Neill starred in the title role as Reilly. The series aired in the United States as an installment of the PBS series Mystery!.

Episode Info

Final: 1x12 -- Shutdown (Nov/16/1983)

Reilly is arrested in Moscow and imprisoned in the notorious Lubiyanka. Meanwhile, the British government considers mounting a rescue attempt.
Sam NeillSam Neill
As Sidney Reilly
Michael BryantMichael Bryant
voiced Narrator

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Executive Producer: Verity Lambert
Supervising Producer: Ray Frift
Producer: Chris Burt
Production Designer: Roger Hall
Editor: Edward Marnier
Casting: Ann Fielden
Music: Harry Rabinowitz
Costume Designer: Elizabeth Waller
Hairstylist: Mark Nelson (4), Stephanie Hull
Make-up: Eddie Knight (1)

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Recurring Guests

Norman Rodway as Cummings (11 eps)
Hugh Fraser (2) as Hill (6 eps)
Tom Bell (1) as Felix Dzerzhinsky (6 eps)
Peter Egan as Fothergill (5 eps)
Clive Merrison as Savinkov (5 eps)
Leo McKern as Basil Zaharov (5 eps)
Jeananne Crowley as Margaret Thomas Reilly (5 eps)
Ian Charleson as Bruce Lockhart (5 eps)
Brian Protheroe as Grammaticoff (4 eps)
Malcolm Terris as Sykes (3 eps)

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