The Night Manager script
The Night Manager  Season #1 Episode #3 (2016)
Synopsis: The Night Manager is a British television serial directed by Susanne Bier and starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, David Harewood, Tom Hollander and Elizabeth Debicki. It is based on the 1993 novel of the same name by John le Carré and adapted by David Farr to the present day. The six-part serial began broadcasting on BBC One on 21 February 2016. In the United States, it began on 19 April 2016 on AMC. IMG sold the serial internationally to over 180 countries.

1 INT. MADRID. APOSTOL’S HOUSE. ATRIUM. EVENING. INT. MADRID. APOSTOL’S HOUSE. ATRIUM. EVENING. 1

She’s beautiful and her hair is raven-dark. She’s 18 years

old and her face is a picture of rigid concentration.

She is walking in a glamorous summer dress down the central

staircase into the atrium of a large modernist house in

Madrid. The atrium is packed full of Madrid’s high-life and

international jet-setters. ROPER is there, JED is there,

SANDY LANGBOURNE is there, with wife CAROLINE, CORKORAN is

there flirting with a SPANISH BOY, the Lebanese OMAR BARGHATI

is there, there are a hundred or so guests and in the middle

of the room is the man himself JUAN APOSTOL, the diminutive

but highly theatrical Spanish lawyer we have seen before. He

is standing by a simply huge birthday cake and the 18 year

old girl, ELENA APOSTOL is walking towards it as music plays.

Champagne bottles pop as she blows out the 18 candles.

APOSTOL leads cheering, wild applause, he soaks up the

attention, cameras flash, but there is something of the

frightened deer about this girl and we just sense something

isn’t right.

Then APOSTOL, all gesture and gleam, his young MISTRESS at

his side, brings out a wrapped present, hands it to her.

APOSTOL:

To the most beautiful daughter in

the world!

It’s a box. Small. Wrapped with a bow. She takes it, opens

it, stares in a kind of numbed shock.

The crowd go wild, as APOSTOL gleams a smile.

It’s a stunning necklace, all diamonds and emeralds, gold

chain.

APOSTOL (CONT’D)

Gems for a gem! From the finest

jeweller in Paris!

A roar goes up.

PARTY-GOERS

Put it on. Put it on.

But her hands seem to be shaking. APOSTOL quickly covers,

grabs it, turns her like a mannequin and puts it on her neck.

A roar of applause. He whispers to her.

APOSTOL:

What the hell is wrong with you.

Smile!

She stands there with her father by her side in the glare of

modern international living.

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She smiles.

But JED can see that her eyes are like dark hollows in her

head.

2 INT. MADRID. APOSTOL’S HOUSE. ATRIUM. NIGHT. 2

Later that night, the party has gone wild, the dancing swirls

around them. There is champagne everywhere. People are taking

coke in one corner. Sex in the air. CORKORAN is in the midst

of pulling the SPANISH BOY.

ROPER is dancing with JED. Their bodies move together.

JED:

Apo holds quite a party.

ROPER:

Yes he’s not done badly. Of course

if it wasn’t for me he’d be just

another greasy little lawyer

pushing wills and ambulance-chasing

in the back streets of Malaga.

JED:

And what would I be?

She smiles at him. Nestles close.

Across the floor JUAN APOSTOL is talking to SANDY LANGBOURNE.

He gestures quietly to OMAR BARGHATI, an Arab across the

floor, who is dancing with a very beautiful European woman.

They pass close by ROPER and JED.

APOSTOL:

My friend is concerned you can’t

deliver the agricultural material

you promise.

LANGBOURNE:

Don’t worry about that.

APOSTOL:

That’s what I said to him. It’s

Roper. He is my patron saint. When

he speaks, he delivers.

SANDY LANGBOURNE

Well we’ll meet him tomorrow. And

allay his concerns.

Suddenly there is a furore. One of the MAIDS is running, pale-

faced and screaming through the room.

MAID (IN SPANISH)

Sir. Sir!

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APOSTOL (IN SPANISH)

Stop making such a noise!

But she just grabs his hand. Some dancers notice, some don’t,

as APOSTOL is pulled through his own paradise towards the

stairs.

JED watches APO walk fast across the floor.

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David Farr

David Nelson Farr (born 1955) is an American business executive. He is the chairman and CEO of Emerson Electric Company, a Fortune 500 company. Farr has worked at the company since 1981. He is married with two children and is a resident of Ladue, Missouri. On October 25, 2011, IBM announced Farr was elected to its board of directors, and he joined the board on January 1, 2012. more…

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