Rupert William Penry-Jones (born 22 September 1970) is an English actor, known for his role as Adam Carter in the BBC One spy drama series Spooks, as Clive Reader QC in BBC One legal drama Silk and policeman DI Joseph Chandler in the ITV murder mystery series Whitechapel.
He was born Rupert William Penry-Jones in London to Welsh actor Peter Penry-Jones and English actress Angela Thorne. His brother Laurence Penry-Jones is an actor turned ambulance driver while his sister-in-law is actress Polly Walker.
He was educated at Dulwich College in south-east London, until age 17 when he was enrolled at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, only to be expelled in his second year for being a bad influence. His bad influence was a result of a broken relationship, which Rupert stated he tried to recover from by "shagging everything in sight". Being dyslexic, he struggled at school, eventually leaving with no A-levels...
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