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Get a Sneak Peek at Author John le Carré's Cameo on The Little Drummer Girl

I spy an author cameo

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Liam Mathews

The Little Drummer Girl, AMC's upcoming miniseries of John le Carré's classic espionage novel, has an all-star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Shannon and... John le Carré!

The author will make a Hitchcock-style (or Shyamalan-style, if you prefer) cameo in the series, AMC announced Friday. The legendary author will appear as a waiter, as seen in these first-look photos.

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John le Carré, The Little Drummer Girl

John le Carré, The Little Drummer Girl

Jonathan Olley/AMC/Ink Factory
John le Carré and Alexander Skarsgard, The Little Drummer Girl

John le Carré and Alexander Skarsgard, The Little Drummer Girl

Jonathan Olley/AMC/Ink Factory

This is le Carré's second cameo in a miniseries based on one of his books; he previously appeared in 2016's The Night Manager as a restaurant patron. During that appearance, he turned what has supposed to be a two-line cameo into an eight-line argument with star Tom Hiddleston, much to director Susanne Bier's chagrin. Hopefully The Little Drummer Girl director Park Chan-wook gave him more lines so he didn't derail the scene.

The Little Drummer Girl will air as a three-night event on AMC with a two-hour episode on Monday, Nov. 19 at 9/8c, followed by two-hour episodes on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 at 9/8c.