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Blunt: The Fourth Man Details

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Robin Chapman based his teleplay for the 1986 BBC production Blunt: The Fourth Man on a true story. Ian Richardson plays Sir Anthony Blunt, an above-reproach aristocrat and renowned art expert. In 1951, Blunt sells out his country by helping turncoat British spy Donald MacLean (Michael McStay) escape to Moscow. Blunt's stake in all this intrigue is personal: he is the former gay lover of MacLean's partner in espionage, the notorious Guy Burgess (Anthony Hopkins). The revelation of Blunt's role as the "fourth man" in Britain's most famous modern spy scandal is not made public until 1979. Blunt: The Fourth Man was first telecast in the US over the A&E cable network on July 24, 1987. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Ian Richardson
as Anthony Blunt
Anthony Hopkins
as Guy Burgess
Michael Williams
as Goronwy Rees
Albert Welling
as Vasily
Michael McStay
as Donald MacLean
Geoffrey Chater
as Guy Lidell

Crew

John Glenister
Director
Martin Thompson
Producer
John McGlashan
Cinematographer
Hector Berlioz
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