The world created by Len Deighton is one of secret deals and not-so secret betrayal; heroism in war and the battle of the sexes; big-time crooks and small-time villains; swinging sixties London and the drab uniformity of East Berlin. It's also a world of cuisine and gastronomy, military history and the terror of war.
This is a website about the work of one of the world’s leading thriller and spy writers. 2014 saw the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the film of Len's first - and arguably most famous - book, The Ipcress File. This site is still the only comprehensive and regularly updated website about Len Deighton's works on the Internet. Content is added over time to make it even more comprehensive. Check out the accompanying Deighton Dossier blog for the latest news and information about Len, his works and the spy thriller genre more widely.
Writing exclusively for this site, Len gives a detailed and personal account of producing this award-winning film, laying to rest some of the myths that have grown up around it.
Until Clerkenwell Film's adaptation reaches TV screens, Thames TV's 1988 series is still the only adaptation of the ground-breaking Bernard Samson series of stories