Stream John le Carré

To honor John le Carré, who died yesterday at 89, we present a guide on how to stream adaptations of his spy novels, organized by streaming service, both paid and free.

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Amazon Prime

Richard Burton received an Oscar nomination and Oskar Werner won a Golden Globe for their performances in The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965).

Le Carré received an Emmy nomination as executive producer of Amazon’s original miniseries The Night Manager (2016), with Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman all winning Golden Globes and getting Emmy noms.

Amazon Prime/Cinemax

Michelle Pfeiffer, co-starring with Sean Connery, received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in The Russia House (1990).


See Gary Oldman’s Oscar-nominated performance in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).

Sundance Now

Florence Pugh delivered a breakout performance in AMC’s The Little Drummer Girl miniseries.

Free or Paid Service


See Rachel Weisz’s Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning performance in The Constant Gardener (2005).

Free Streaming


Philip Seymour Hoffman stars in A Most Wanted Man (2014).


A Most Wanted Man (see Hoopla above).

Carlos Acosta, Radivoje Bukvic, Stellan Skarsgård star in Our Kind of Traitor (2016)


A Most Wanted Man (see Hoopla above) and Our Kind of Traitor (see IMDbTV above).

Pluto TV

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (see Amazon Prime above).

Roku Channel

A Most Wanted Man (see Hoopla above)


Our Kind of Traitor (see IMDbTV above)


Alec Guinness won the British BAFTA Award for the Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy miniseries (1979). Here’s episode one:

Guinness won another BAFTA and received an Emmy nomination for the Smiley’s People miniseries (1982). Here’s episode one:

(Top image source: YouTube trailer)

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