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The Strain

Rupert Penry-Jones stars as “Quinlan.” Neither human nor strigoi, his origins and unique relationship to the Master will come into focus this season.

Also known as “The Born,” Quinlan helped Setrakian take the Lumen from the Ancients, but for his own purpose — as bait to lure out the Master. Impatient with the old man’s quest to unearth the secrets of the book, Quinlan will soon take matters into his own hands … with help from an unlikely ally: Eph Goodweather.

Rupert Penry-Jones is most often recognized for the roles of “Adam Carter” on the BBC One series Spooks, “Clive Reader, QC” on BBC One’s Silk, and “DI Joseph Chandler” in the ITV mystery series Whitechapel.

Penry-Jones made his London stage debut at the Hackney Empire theatre in 1995 playing “Fortinbras” to Ralph Fiennes' “Hamlet” in a production of Hamlet. He went on to appear in Sweet Panic, The Paper Husband, Chips with Everything and The Play About the Baby. In 1999 he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company playing the title role in Don Carlos and “Alcibiades” in Timon of Athens. His performance as “Don Carlos” won him the Ian Charleson Award.

On television, Penry-Jones played barrister “Alex Hay” in North Square, “Donald McLean” in Cambridge Spies, “Grimani” in Casanova and “Adam Carter” in Spooks, for which he won an ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for his role in 2008. He went on to star in Burn Up, The 39 Steps and Black Sails.

On the big screen, Penry-Jones has appeared in Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos and Red Tails, Woody Allen’s Match Point, The Four Feathers, Gillian Armstrong’s Charlotte Gray and Anand Tucker’s Hilary and Jackie.