Who is Thomas Deane?
Thomas Deane is a fiercly loyal MI6 agent and plays a leading role within the agency as a mentor figure. His partnerships with other agents have proven to be the most effective over the years. Deane is a patriotic man devoted to the service of his country and will follow the rules to complete any operation. With no children of his own he regards his partners past and present as the children he never had and will do anything to protect them. He can come across as aloof or arrogant but this is often a way of shielding his real feelings.
Thomas Deane was recruited by MI6 whilst still at Kings College University London over two decades ago and though he did marry in his late twenties he could never fully pull himself away from the service he values above anything else. The marriage ended and he hasn’t spoken to his ex-wife since.
Deane joined the agency at the same as Kevin Ramsey and though they were rivals in the early years they now have a healthy respect for each other and get on well. Ramsey has now risen to the position of Chief Of MI6 and decides on who Deane works with and what Operations he takes on. Deane had several opportunities to leave the field as he gained more experience but he turned them down, never seeing himself suited to management and a desk based role.
In ‘Out of the Shadows’ and ‘Underground Murmurs’ we find Deane with his long term partner Sam Olsen (Deane was also the partner of Olsen’s father when he joined the service two decades ago) and also the young rookie William Hawk. Deane’s experience and his ability to survive over two decades of service have made him a key figure to train younger agents but the older he gets the less open he is to new partners.
- Male, white, heavy build
- 6 foot 4 inches tall
- Black hair