Reilly, Ace of Spies

Reilly, Ace of Spies

Infobox Television Film
bgcolour =
name = Reilly, Ace of Spies

caption = Sam Neill portraying Sidney Reilly in the television mini-series, "Reilly, Ace of Spies" (1983)
format =
runtime = 720 min
creator =
director = Martin Campbell,
Jim Goddard
producer = Chris Burt,
Johnny Goodman,
Verity Lambert
writer = Troy Kennedy Martin,
Robin Bruce Lockhart (book)
starring = Sam Neill,
Sebastian Shaw,
Hugh Fraser,
John Rhys-Davies,
David Suchet
music = Harry Rabinowitz,
Dmitri Shostakovich (main theme)
country =
language =
network = Euston Films,
Thames Television
flagicon|USA Home Box Office Home Video
Independent Television
Public Broadcasting Service
flagicon|UK Thames Video Collection
flagicon|Australia Thorn EMI Video Australia
flagicon|Australia Umbrella Entertainment (DVD)
released = flagicon|UK 5 September 1983
flagicon|Sweden 12 July 1985
first_aired =
last_aired =
num_episodes = 12
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
imdb_id = 0085077
tv_com_id =
amg_id =

"Reilly, Ace of Spies" is a 1983 television miniseries, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, and based on the 1967 book "Ace of Spies" by Robin Bruce Lockhart. Sam Neill stars as Sidney Reilly. The theme music is the Romance movement from Dmitri Shostakovich’s "The Gadfly Suite".

The miniseries was issued on DVD by A&E Home Video on February 22, 2005. As of Summer/Autumn 2007 it is being shown on the ITV3 Channel available on Freeview in the UK.

There are twelve approximately 50 minute episodes (the first episode is lengthier).



*Sam Neill as Sidney Reilly
*Peter Egan as Major Charles Fothergill
*Ian Charleson as R. H. Bruce Lockhart (note: R. H. Bruce Lockhart was the father of the author of the book the miniseries is based on)
*Norman Rodway as Captain Mansfield Smith-Cumming
*Tom Bell as Felix Dzerzhinsky
*David Burke as Joseph Stalin
*Kenneth Cranham as Vladimir Lenin
*Leo McKern as Basil Zaharoff
*Jeananne Crowley as Margaret Callaghan Reilly (wife number one)
*Donald Morley as Stanley Baldwin
*John Castle as Count Massino
*Celia Gregory as Nadina "Nadia" Massino (wife number two)
*Brian Protheroe as Shasha Grammaticoff
*Joanne Whalley as Ulla Glass
*Clive Merrison as Boris Savinkov
*Laura Davenport as Nelly "Pepita" Burton (wife number three)
*Michael Aldridge as Orlov
*Victoria Harwood as Natalia
*Anthony Higgins as Mikhail Trilisser
*John Rhys-Davies as Tanyatos
*Sebastian Shaw as Reverend Thomas


Won 1984 BAFTA TV Award

Best Film Editor:
*Ralph Sheldon
*Edward Marnier

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ace of Spies — Sidney Reilly …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Reilly — is a surname distinct from O Reilly and Riley, and may refer to: * Alan Reilly, Irish footballer * Ben Reilly, fictional comic book character * Brandon Reilly, frontman of the band Nightmare of You * Brent Reilly, Australian rules footballer *… …   Wikipedia

  • Reilly, Sidney George — (Rosenblum, Shlomo Abramovich) (1873–1925)    One of the most mythical enemies of the early Bolshevik regime, Reilly was never the “ace of spies” portrayed in books and films; rather, he was one of the world’s greatest con artists, an arms dealer …   Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

  • Sidney Reilly — Lieutenant Sidney George Reilly, MC (c. March 24 1873/1874 – November 5 1925), famously known as the Ace of Spies , was a Jewish Russian or Ukrainian born adventurer and secret agent employed by Scotland Yard, the British Secret Service Bureau… …   Wikipedia

  • Sidney Reilly — (Sidney George Reilly, eigentlich: Georgi Rosenblum, genannt Ace of Spies; * 24. März 1873 oder 1874 vermutlich in Odessa; † 5. November 1925 nahe Moskau) war ein russisch jüdischer Abenteurer und Spion. Er war als Doppelagent für mindestens vier …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sidney Reilly — Sidney Reilly, né le 24 mars 1874 à Odessa en Ukraine, décédé le 5 novembre 1925 en URSS, se nommant Sigmund Georgievich Rosenblum à la naissance, était un espion qui travaillait pour le SIS britannique au début du XXe siècle. Considéré… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • List of Ace single volumes — Ace Books began publishing genre fiction in 1952. Initially these were mostly in the attractive dos à dos format, but they also published a few single volumes, in the early years, and that number grew until the doubles stopped appearing in about… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Ace miscellaneous letter-series single titles — Ace Books have published hundreds of genre titles, starting in 1952, including a few that did not fit into the standard three genres that Ace focused on science fiction, westerns, and mysteries. A few of these were in dos à dos format, but many… …   Wikipedia

  • Sam Neill — Neill at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival Born Nigel John Dermot Neill 14 September 1947 (1947 09 14) (age 64) …   Wikipedia

  • List of The 39 Clues characters — This is the list of fictional and non fictional characters who appeared in The 39 Clues franchise. They may appear in The 39 Clues books and audiobooks, cards, or the series official website. Contents 1 Fictional Cahills 1.1 The Seven Teams 1.2 …   Wikipedia