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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


Set in the Cold War, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy follows the story of George Smiley, an espionage expert forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet spy within MI6.

How was Uni-versalEXTRAS Involved?

Uni-versalEXTRAS was the extras agency for the Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy feature film.

The production was shot in multiple locations across London and Oxfordshire, including crowd scenes filmed in Mill Hill, Bethnal Green, Maida Vale, Chiswick and Belsize Park.

When watching Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, keep an eye out for...

Researchers, Mechanics, Secretaries, Cadets, Hotel Guests and much more!

Production Details

Director: Tomas Alfredson
Cast: Mark Strong, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth
Production Company: Working Title, Studio Canal, Focus Features
Year of Release: 2011
Filming location(s): London, Oxfordshire


  • As ever, a pleasure working with UE. I was lucky enough to be the driver of the Alvin as Mark Strong's double in the scene where he drives to the school. We were well looked after, as always. 

    -Mark  |  Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

  • It was a pleasure to work with UE on this. As ever it was so well arranged from fitting to shoot. I have fond memories of the day in the vacant offices near Old Street with the Chinese laundry workers! 

    -Vic  |  Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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