She recruits Pine in what seems like an impossibly complicated plan that plays out through six episodes, as the action moves to Mallorca, Spain, and our hero gets in deeper, at increasing cost and with more of the emotional involvement he had tried to avoid.
A beautiful woman is attracted to Pine, and why wouldn’t she be?
He’s played by Tom Hiddleston, one of today’s most interesting and, OK, wildly attractive actors.
Hiddleston moves seamlessly from Shakespeare (“The Hollow Crown” on PBS) to Marvel movies (he’s Loki) to the current “I Saw the Light,” as Hank Williams.
Here, the actor sometimes mentioned as the possible next James Bond is very much in that element, playing a quiet loner with altruistic impulses to do right.
Richard Roper is “the worst man in the world,” one of his victims says with little exaggeration.
“He sells destruction, pain, death, and he laughs.”Roper, played by Hugh Laurie (“House”) in AMC’s suspenseful, sexy miniseries “The Night Manager,” is an arms merchant, selling devastating weapons and chemicals to anyone who can pay.
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That resolve puts Pine in firm opposition to the amoral Roper, but Pine’s tips to Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service hit roadblocks.Viewers next meet him four years later, having relocated from Cairo to Zermatt, Switzerland, at a hotel in the shadow of the Matterhorn. Again, Roper checks in, this time with an American mistress, Jed (gorgeous Elizabeth Debicki).Again, Pine can’t resist trying to gather evidence against him.British agent Angela Burr (Olivia Colman of “Broadchurch”) has made nailing Roper her life’s mission.
No one can stop him, except maybe Jonathan Pine, the sharply dressed and self-effacing night manager at a hotel in Cairo.The 2011 Arab Spring riots are roiling the streets of Cairo when Roper checks in with his entourage.