Rosamund Pike stars in Audible doc Mother, Neighbor, Russian Spy
April 20, 2023
Audible, a provider of spoken word entertainment, has launched a new narrative documentary podcast exploring the fascinating true story behind a Russian spy’s life in deep cover inside the USA, narrated by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner and Oscar and BAFTA Award-nominee, Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, I Care a Lot, Die Another Day).
Mother, Neighbor, Russian Spy, produced by BBC Studios, investigates the extraordinary case of Cindy Murphy – a wife, mother, and finance professional who appeared to be living the early 2000s dream of ‘having it all’ in New York City. Though everything was not as it seemed.
With exclusive access to those who knew her personally, this brand-new Audible Original series will take listeners on an eye-opening journey through the events that eventually led to Cindy’s unmasking as a Russian sleeper agent by the FBI.
Having recently won the Audie Award for ‘Best Female Narrator’ for her work on The Eye of the World, Rosamund returns to Audible with Mother, Neighbor, Russian Spy. She explores Cindy’s complicated double life of juggling motherhood and suburban life with espionage, shining a light on the extraordinary lengths someone will take to hide their identity all for the Mother Country.
As someone who has spent their life pretending to be someone else for the camera, Rosamund has a personal interest in the impact this high-stakes ‘role’ had on Russian spy, Cindy. Utilising her personal connections made with the FBI from previous acting roles, Rosamund helped the production team get inside access to former FBI agents.
“This story is truly remarkable and has been a real passion project of mine this past year. I’ve always been fascinated with espionage and have been lucky to explore that world through my acting work, but Mother, Neighbor, Russian Spy made me even more curious as to how someone can take on an acting role for a lifetime, pretending to be someone you’re not, even to your own children,” said Pike
Mother, Neighbor, Russian Spy is a 9-part series commissioned by Audible and produced by BBC Studios’ Factual Podcast Unit. Mother, Neighbor, Russian Spy is the second podcast published under a multi-project deal between BBC Studios’ Factual Podcast Unit and Audible, following the launch of I Am Not Nicholas “a knock-out listen” (The Times) earlier this year.