Friday 28 October 2016

Actress mistook author Le Carre

Actress Olivia Colman has admitted she had no idea she was talking to the famous novelist John Le Carre about starring in a TV adaptation of one of his books because she did not know his real name.

Colman (41) stars in The Night Manager, a BBC adaptation of the novel by Le Carre, whose real name is David Cornwell.

"At the read-through, I was chatting away to someone called David Cornwell, telling him how great the story was, without realising that he was John Le Carre," she said.

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