The star, who plays veteran spy George Smiley in the film, admits he has always been puzzled by Bond.
Based on the novel by John le Carre 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' is intense and cerebral.
John le Carre was nominated for the Man Booker prize recognizing an author's lifetime contribution to fiction.
For nearly half a century, John le Carre has entranced fans of spy thrillers with a world of spies who are quite the opposite of James Bond.
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