The Night Manager is a mini-series directed by Susanne Bier, starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie. The Night Manager is based on the 1993 novel (of the same name) by John le Carré.

It’s a contemporary interpretation of John le Carré’s best-selling spy novel, that follows a hotel manager, Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) in his quest to bring down an international arms dealer, Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie).

I saw the first two episodes of The Night Manager and really liked it. Espionage is definitely my thing, and John le Carré’s adaptations to film have always been good. Unfortunately, my toddler at home tends to derail my binge watching.

When Tom Hiddleston recently won the Golden Globe for The Night Manager, I was reminded how good the program was. It’s back on my list to finish.

My two favorite John le Carré film adaptations are Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and A Most Wanted Man. The latter was Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final film — and it’s incredible. I’ve done the theme by Herbert Gronemeyer here.

Also, one of my first blog posts was The American (end credit guitar theme) starring George Clooney. The American is one of my all time favorite movies — also directed by photographer, Anton Corbijn (A Most Wanted Man).

My guitar is a Sadowsky electric nylon string guitar. Literally, a solid body electric classical guitar. It definitely does not sound as good/authentic as my actual Cordoba classical guitars, but it’s fun to play around with. The action is very low — like an electric guitar — so it plays like butter. You can find all of my gear here.

How to play The Night Manager for classical guitar

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At least as far as the left (fretting) hand is concerned, The Night Manager Main Titles Theme is relatively easy to play. There are really no difficult chord shapes.

The guitar tab is two pages long, beautifully written, and played straight through without repeats. The chord in the <diamond symbol> at the very end of the guitar tab is a harmonic.

Enjoy, The guitar tab is available below:

The Night Manager is played in standard tuning:

The Night Manager, theme for classical guitar


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Matthew's dad, Jennifer's husband, bass player - New Invisible Joy, YouTuber, short-film composer, creator of modern content for guitar.