Morgunblaðið 20th January 1980

Jón Sigurbjörnsson in KGB-man role

Desmond Bagley Running Blind Icelandic media article from Morgunbladid 20th January 1980.

As previously mentioned on Sunday, the first part of the television series ‘Out into the unknown’ will be shown on television this Wednesday evening. Presumably television viewers eagerly await to see this series as it is not every day the opportunity arises to see a crime drama set in Iceland with a number of Icelandic actors in major roles.

Among those acting in the film are Jón Sigurbjörnsson, who plays the role of a Soviet secret agent, or KGB-man as they are known to those in the trade. Jón plays the role with great success, in the one or two scenes that he was involved in.

‘Out into the unknown’ concerns Alan Stewart, a former employee of British Intelligence, who is forced to deliver a package to Iceland. His old adversary, the Russian spy master Kennikin, is told where he can find Alan and his Icelandic girlfriend, Elín, who lives in Reykjavík.

Image title: Shown here is Jón Sigurbjörnsson, in the role of a Soviet KGB-man, pistol in hand, fleet of foot during conflict, which was filmed in Reykjavík harbour.

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1. Morgunblaðið (1980) ‘Jón Sigurbjörnsson í hlutverki KGB-manns’ (20th January 1980 p. 55) © / Árvakur hf.