Monday, June 5, 2023

The US ambassador to the United Kingdom will meet his fictional counterpart at La Diplomatica

Jane Dorothy Hartley, the US ambassador to the UK, will meet actress Keri Russell, who plays her in the Netflix series “The Diplomat”, in the coming days. The two will meet at Winfield House, the official residence.

As reported, Hartley will have a meeting with the memorable interpreter of the sleeping Russian spy in “The Americans” to talk about the differences and similarities between La Diplomatica and real diplomacy.

Along these lines, Matthew Palmer, deputy head of the North American diplomatic delegation in London, assured that “in pop culture, diplomats are secondary players.” He says, “In movies, we’re often the ones who walk in the middle of a meeting and say, ‘But what about the risks of a long-term relationship?'”

“The Diplomat” on Netflix

It is an espionage thriller which premiered in April this year and is currently the most watched series. In fact, it continues to list in the top 10 in the United States. For its part, it has also reached the hearts of diplomatic circles, where they say it is fun to see ourselves through different characters such as Michael McCain or Penny Downey.

Regarding differences with Platt, the official said: “I don’t have a colleague who walks into my office with a clothes rack and tells me what to wear. The clothes I wear are mine.”

Her husband, Ralph Schlostein, does not sit in on his wife’s meetings with British officials or fight with his wife on the embassy grounds during US presidential visits, as Wyler and her husband Hal, Bose, and carry weapons. A visiting fellow diplomat had played. by British actor Rufus Sewell.

“I think if something like that happens, my security team will step in,” says Hartley, who is running a second high-flying diplomatic mission after serving as ambassador to France from 2014-2017.

Series characters

Russell plays Jane via Kate Wyler, who is removed from her post in Kabul to take over the London embassy following a deadly attack on a British aircraft carrier. At that time, he fears that she will organize parties and soirées in the garden. However, it finds itself at the center of American and British foreign policy during a high-profile geopolitical crisis.


Among the secrets of the shooting, portraits of Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower in the protagonist’s office are copies of the originals. Embassy spokesman Aaron Snipes, who graciously tweeted a fact check showing the series, noted that while producers rented a stately mansion on the outskirts of London as a stand-in for Winfield House, they Digital technology was used to connect the tower. BT, the famous communications antenna visible from the rear windows of the actual embassy.

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