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24 September 2014

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Matthew Macfadyen (Tom Quinn)
Matthew Macfadyen (Tom Quinn)
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Tom was serious, focussed and popular with the team he leads. Deeply intelligent and with impeccable instincts, Tom's job was everything to him and always came first. While this made him an excellent Spook, it didn't make him such a perfect boyfriend, as his girlfriend Ellie quickly found out in series 2. If he wasn't out on missions that put his own life in danger, he was back home, putting his family at risk.

Tom's loyalties were called into question when he tried to convince Harry, Zoe and Danny he'd been set-up in an assassination plot. Unable to persuade any of the team of his innocence, Tom felt cornered as Harry threatened to call in back-up. He shot Harry and ran.

Tom eventually managed to prove his innocence. He was exonerated of any wrong-doing and returned to the Service. However, it wasn't to be for long. Tom's moral questioning of his job caused a massive crisis of confidence. He jeopardised an important mission and Harry was forced to de-commission Tom from MI5. His career is now over and he is no longer a Spook.

Full cast and crew list

Harry Pearce Harry Pearce
(Peter Firth)
Adam Carter Adam Carter
(Rupert Penry-Jones)
Malcolm Wynn-Jones Malcolm Wynn-Jones
(Hugh Simon)
Jo Portman Jo Portman
(Miranda Raison)
Jo Portman Connie James
(Gemma Jones)
Zafar Younis Zafar Younis
(Raza Jaffrey)
Ros Myers Ros Myers
(Hermione Norris)
Juliet Shaw Juliet Shaw
(Anna Chancellor)
Ruth Evershed Ruth Evershed
(Nicola Walker)
Colin Wells Colin Wells
(Rory Macgregor)
Fiona Carter Fiona Carter
(Olga Sosnovska)
Tom Quinn Tom Quinn
(Matthew Macfadyen)
Zoe Reynolds Zoe Reynolds
(Keeley Hawes)
Danny Hunter Danny Hunter
(David Oyelowo)
Christine Dale Christine Dale
(Megan Dodds)
Vicki Westbrook Vicki Westbrook
(Natasha Little)
Tessa Phillips Tessa Phillips
(Jenny Agutter)
Sam Buxton Sam Buxton
(Shauna Macdonald)

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