|Spies always have secrets|
|Richard Armitage as spy Lucas North in a black T-shirt|
|Richard Armitage as Mr. Thornton, in black suit and cravat|
|Matthew Macfadyen as Tom Quinn, Spook|
|Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy, gentleman|
Fans will also recognize Tom Quinn (actor Matthew Macfadyen) as the very attractive Mr. Darcy from the recent film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. He also played Arthur Clenham in Dickens' Little Dorrit and Sir Felix Carbury in The Way We Live Now (I loved him in this one!). Actually, he was also in Wuthering Heights, Robin Hood, The Pillars of the Earth, and will soon be seen in Any Human Heart and The Three Musketeers. This man is king of the Period Drama!
|Hermione Norris as Ros Myers, scary kick ass spy|
|Hermione Norris as Victoria St. John, scary Edwardian lady|
|Rupert Penry Jones as cutie spy Adam Carter in Spooks|
|Rupert Penry Jones as Captain Wentworth in Persuasion|
Rupert Penry Jones plays the serious but adorable Adam Carter in Spooks. He has a weakness for pretty girls, which gets him into trouble, but we can forgive that face. As Captain Wentworth in the ITV adaptation of Persuasion he puts his seriously cute face to work as one of Jane Austen's best beloved male leads. He has done a few other Period Dramas (Jane Eyre, Casanova and The Four Feathers) but after perusing his IMDb page, I want to seek out a bit part he had in AbFab as "Boy at Party" The End, 1995. Anyone seen him with Edina and Patsy?
|Keeley Hawes as funny but sharp spy Zoe Reynolds|
|Keeley Hawes as Lady Agnes Holland in BBC's new Upstairs, Downstairs|
|Peter Firth as spy boss Harry Pearce|
|Peter Firth looking pretty goofy as Henry Tilney in Northanger Abbey|
Head spy Harry Pearse (actor Peter Firth-no relation to Colin!) when he was much younger and apparently had a bad 1980's perm, starred in a particularly campy adaptation of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey 1986. He will also appear in "South Riding", an adaptation by Andrew Davies of Winifred Holtby's novel on PBS/Masterpiece later this year.
I will leave you with a You Tube video of Peter Firth's hilarious portrayal of Henry Tilney, blond perm and all, singing no less (accompanied by flute and harp)!
Click here to see Peter Firth (aka Spooks boss Harry Pearse) sing in Northanger Abbey on You Tube!
P.S. I know I left many actors out so feel free to comment below if you can remember any others from Spooks who have done Period Drama. Even now I am kicking myself for not including Gemma Jones/Connie James who was the best Mrs. Dashwood imaginable in Sense and Sensibility. Any others?????