Frederick Forsyth reveals MI6 spying past
30 August 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Frederick Forsyth is best known for his spy thrillers, some of them adapted for the big screen
The Day of the Jackal author Frederick Forsyth has revealed he was an MI6 agent for more than 20 years.
The disclosure comes with the publication of the author’s autobiography The Outsider: My Life.
Fans have long suspected that Forsyth, 77, acclaimed for his highly realistic spy novels, may have been involved with British Intelligence.
Talking about his work for M16, he told the Sunday Times: “It is 55, 60 years later… where’s the harm?”
“There have been memoirs written, highly secret minutes have been published. There’s no East Germany, no Stasi, no KGB, no Soviet Union,” he told Sunday Times reporter Rosie Kinchen, explaining his decision to come clean.
Source:: BBC Entertainment