Gary Oldman has revealed that he wants to reprise his role as British spy George Smiley in a Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy sequel.
The actor admitted that he is hoping Tinker, Tailor screenwriter Peter Straughan uses John le Carré's espionage novels The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley's People as the basis for a follow-up.
Asked in an Empire webchat if he would return to the character, Oldman replied: "Absolutely. I would hope that Peter Straughan will write the screenplay and Tomas Alfredson would return as the director, but I would love to revise the role.
"I would think that they may put those two together. I don't think they would make The Honourable Schoolboy on its own. My guess would be that it would be a composite, an amalgamation of the two, and they would call it Smiley's People."
Sir Alec Guinness previously portrayed the Smiley character in the 1979 BBC miniseries adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and its 1982 sequel Smiley's People.
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