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Kingsman: 5 Inspirations for The Golden Circle

Tony Black takes a look at the suave, spy inspirations for Kingsman: The Golden Circle...

When Kingsman: The Secret Service hit cinemas a couple of years ago, for many it felt like a cheeky, retro blast of fresh air for an espionage genre mired in modern-day gloom, terror and seriousness. Matthew Vaughn’s comic book adaptation had a spring in its step and a tongue firmly placed in its cheek, with a whole brace of inspirations not far behind.

As Vaughn returns this week for the much-anticipated sequel, The Golden Circle, Set The Tape tunes into some of those key touchstones Vaughn, writer Jane Goldman and the rest of his team have mined for their franchise.

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