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There are times when Sarandon raises an eyebrow and cocks her head and suddenly there’s Bette, owlish and assessing.
Mills knelt at the foot of his bed in the Standard Hotel, on the Lower East Side, scrolling through photos on an iPad, exclaiming at a woman huffing glue and an owlish boy who died young.
Mr. Guinness played le Carré’s frequent hero George Smiley: an owlish, soft-spoken, pathologically British intelligence chief whose nose for treachery is keen — developed in part, perhaps, by the experience of his wife’s serial infidelity.
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