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Spies like them: Dominic West, who will play Soviet double agent and British traitor Kim Philby, and Damian Lewis, who will play his friend and M.I.6 colleague, Nicholas Elliott.

It is a true story of class, intrigue, and the treachery of male friendship. So who better to play the leads than two of the acting world’s most celebrated Old Etonians?

Dominic West and Damian Lewis have been cast in a major new television drama about the life of Kim Philby, the British intelligence officer who betrayed his country — and colleagues — to leak secrets to the Soviet Union.

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