I watched The Night Manager this weekend. Great acting by everyone involved. Tom Hollander was fantastic, and Hugh Laurie (who will forever be the goof from Blackadder and Fry & Laurie to me) made for a very good villain too; charismatic and deadly. At no point did he remind me of the old goof. Simply superb.
Tom Hiddleston was good too, and I can see why people see it as an audition to be the next James Bond. Still, I just can't buy him in that kind of role. It's not that he's not smooth enough for the role; he is. It's just his face and his 'scrawny' look. Even if he's not scrawny at all, he just 'physically' lacks something. And his face is one step removed from a British version of the the 'ah golly gee/aw shucks ma'am' stereotype. Then again, the missus was almost mounting the television whenever there was a close-up of his face, so perhaps that's just me.
As for The Night Manager itself. Ehhh... We've all seen this type of story a million times before. There was nothing unique about it. The actors carried it (and did a very good job). Loved the cameo of John le Carré himself, though.