Full Name: Adam Henry Carter
Occupation: MI5 Senior Case Officer
Joined MI5: 2004
An enigmatic and natural performer, Adam had the power to push himself and his colleagues to the edge to get the job done - then pick up the pieces. This combination of strength and compassion, alongside his absolute belief in the Intelligence Service, made Adam a formidable leader.
His MI6 wife, Fiona, was his greatest stimulus. And beneath it all, Adam dreamt of sharing a stable home life with his wife and child. It wasn't to be: Fiona was shot while trying to avenge her previous life in Syria. Adam went into denial, but then realised focussing on his work was the best way for him to handle his loss.
After discovering that Al Qaeda had planted a bomb in a car during Remembrance Sunday, Adam drove the vehicle to some disused land. Just as he stepped out of the car, the bomb exploded, and Adam took the full brunt of its force.
Rupert's TV credits include Burn Up, Joe's Palace and Persuasion. His career has also taken him onto the big screen, where he's appeared in Match Point, Charlotte Gray and The Four Feathers.
In 2008, Rupert won Best Actor at the Crime Thriller Awards for his role as Adam in Spooks.
Rupert is the son of actress Angela Thorne (To the Manor Born) and Peter Penry-Jones. He's married to actress Dervla Kirwan and they have two children.
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