Gay actor Ben Whishaw knows one or two things about spies, having starred in James Bond film Skyfall.
But instead of playing around with gadgets as Q, he will lead the cast of BBC Two's new drama series London Spy.
And instead of playing a ladykiller, he will be playing a gay character that gets caught up in the world of espionage.
The five-part thriller, which comes from acclaimed gay author Tom Rob Smith, begins filming next month in London.
Whishaw will play Danny, a romantic, who falls for the antisocial Alex after a chance encounter.