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The spy who loved me

Spies. You know the story. The mysterious secret agent type seduces a femme fatale before she’s dragged into a world of espionage and death. So far, so boring. But BBC2’s new series London Spy gives the genre a much-needed jolt by putting a gay relationship right at the centre. So of course, we went undercover to hear all about it from star Ben Whishaw.

Pale winter sun floods New Covent Garden

Market on a crisp December morning, but we’re the only ones there to see it.

We’ve been sent here by the BBC with instructions to find the production team of new drama London Spy, before we’re whisked offto watch a day of filming. And with the deserted location and the MI6 building looming behind us in Vauxhall, espionage is in the air.

Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Adrian Lester and Dame Harriet Walter are already hard at work nearby in Kennington, where a disused factory has been transformed into the location for some shady spy business, and, once we find them, the actors start to share the show’s secrets with us.

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In the new GT cover star Seann Miley Moore who talks with us about his future plans, Nick Grimshaw and all things X Factor. And just wait until you see his fierce photoshoot. Also in this issue: Ben Whishaw talks about his new TV series, London Spy. 67 films every gay man should see. The women of Star Wars. Eddie Redmayne. Have we lost our queer identity? Dating app dangers. Can you be gay and Christian? Amy Poehler. Dawn French. Our tips for this years must-give presents in our Christmas gift guide. See pictures of our GT: The Next Chapter Party. And keep up to date with latest trends in our newly expanded style pages. And don't forget all our new regular features: Fitness with Charlie King with Chris Jones. Date night with Edd Kimber and the Gastro Gays. Ask Aled. Dear Josh. Michelle Visage. Benjamin Cohen. Michael Alig. Modern Family. Positive Luke. PJ Brennan. The Guyliner. Last but not least, enjoy bonus videos and images exclusive to this digital edition.
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