Toby Jones Stars In The Secret Agent This July

Toby Jones (Marvellous) returns to UK screens this July with Tony Marchant’s (Garrow’s Law) adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent, directed by Charles McDougall (The Good Wife).

In the BBC One three part thriller, Toby Jones plays Verloc, whose seedy Soho shop hides his role as an agent of the Russian Embassy, spying on a group of London anarchists.

Furious that Britain tolerates violent extremists, the Russians want Verloc to orchestrate a bombing that can be blamed on the anarchists and provoke a political crackdown by the British.

Caught between the Russians and the British police, Verloc drags his unsuspecting family into a tragic terror plot.

The cast also includes Vicky McClure (Line Of Duty) as Verloc’s wife Winnie, Stephen Graham (This Is England) as Chief Inspector Heat, and Ian Hart (Boardwalk Empire) as the Professor.

Writer Tony Marchant said: “I can’t think of any actors better suited to delivering the modernity and authenticity of Conrad’s work to the screen.”

The Secret Agent premieres on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday 17th July.