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 Út í óvissuna [Running Blind] will be shown on television this Wednesday evening. Presumably television viewers are excited to see this series, as it is not every day an opportunity arises to see a crime drama set in Iceland with a number of Icelandic actors in major roles.

Among those starring in the film are Jón Sigurbjórnsson, who plays the role of a Soviet secret agent, or KGB-man as they are probably called in professional parlance. Jón played the role very well, and rarely had to record the scenes he was in more than once or twice.

Út í óvissuna is the story of Alan Stewart, a former employee of the British secret service, who is forced to deliver a package to Iceland, otherwise his old arch-enemy, the Russian spy Kennikin, will be told where he can find Alan and his Icelandic girlfriend, Elín, who lives in Reykjavik.

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. ‘Jón Sigurbjörnsson í hlutverki KGB-manns’: Morgunblaðið, 20 January 1980, p. 55; © / Árvakur hf.