George Blake

The original "Manchurian Candidate." Blake was a Dutch-born British intelligence officer captured by North Korea during the Korean War. After undergoing intensive communist indoctrination in captivity, he was returned to Britain . He resumed his career with British intelligence but became a double-agent for Moscow . In the mid-1950s, the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI-6) stationed him in Berlin , where he proceeded to inform the Soviets about Allied intelligence operations, including the highly-secret tunnel under Berlin . He also exposed numerous Western agents, many of whom were put to death.

Blake was arrested in 1961 and sentenced to 42 years in prison. But five years later he escaped and made his way to the safety of Moscow . He has lived there ever since