While America gave us 24 and Jack Bauer beating the crap out of terrorists, escaping nuclear explosions and double-crossing moles, we had Spooks — the very British spy series with the thrills of James Bond and the hard, stoic glare of John Humphrys confronted with Ex on the Beach. But what have its huge ensemble of talented actors been up to since? Here's a ranking of the main stars' post-show careers so far we've purposely left out those who were already TV legends like Jenny Agutter and Robert Glenister :. Shauna MacDonald Sam Buxton. Since playing admin officer Buxton, Shauna's biggest role was as the lead character Sarah in British horror The Descent and its sequel. Her most high-profile roles since then include an episode of Ripper Street and she currently voices Professor Squawkencluck in the new Danger Mouse series. Miranda Raison Jo Portman. Miranda played junior officer Jo for four series until she sacrificed herself for the good of the team Jo, not Miranda. She has kept busy since then, appearing in episodes of Merlin, Lewis and 24 among others. Sophia Myles Beth Bailey.
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L ong before Bodyguard kept us on the edge of our seats, Line of Duty had us spinning theories into the small hours of the morning and Game of Thrones demonstrated that no character is too big to meet a violent end, there was Spooks. Created by the then newcomer David Wolstencroft and co-written with the acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Howard Brenton The Romans in Britain , Spooks, which started in , was a post-cold war spy thriller with a difference. If that sounds slightly ludicrous then in truth the great appeal of Spooks was the way in which it always walked a fine line between the sublime and the ridiculous. Forget worthy, important drama, this was a naked attempt to make a slick American-style TV series for British eyes. That it did so was largely down to three things: the sharply written scripts, which gave real depth to the action set-pieces, a willingness to take increasingly bold risks with the plotting and some near-perfect casting. Most of all, though, Spooks was adept at balancing the soapy with the spectacular, as keen as peeking into the private lives of its various operatives as it was in dealing with their dangerous day jobs. See you all there just remember the first rule of Spooks club is that we never mention the film …. Topics Spooks Watch with the Guardian. Television Drama BBC features. Reuse this content.
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