The star-studded espionage drama dots around the globe, ticking off one glamorous location after another.
But Douglas Hodge, who stars alongside Tom Hiddlestone, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Coleman, has just one complaint.
“I was locked in Holburn in London for the whole shoot!” he laughs.
“I don’t know how my character ended up being the person who stayed at home while the rest swanned around Majorca, Switzerland and Morocco.
“I’m sure they all had a lovely time but, sadly, I didn’t spend every day blessing the sunshine.”
Douglas plays British intelligence operative Rex Mayhew in the six-part drama based on the novel by John le Carre.
Although he was London-based, Douglas did then get some sunny respite as he swiftly moved on to filming Penny Dreadful in Almeria, southern Spain.
“It’s where they shot El Cid, Cleopatra and Lawrence Of Arabia,” says Douglas.
“So you’re on a set where you feel you’re treading in the footsteps of giants. It was a great experience.”
The horror series is a joint production between Sky and an American TV network.
And life on the other side of the Atlantic is something Douglas knows only too well.
He’s based in New York at the moment, having just directed his first Broadway play.
It starred Clive Owen and Douglas says the Big Apple opening was a big deal.
“I’ve acted on Broadway but it’s quite different directing,” he admits.
“It’s a thrilling place to be and because of the history of the place it’s quite nerve-racking.”
The Night Manager, BBC1, tonight, 9pm
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