Juliet Shaw

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Juliet Shaw is a fictional character in the British TV show Spooks
Spooks
Spooks is a British television drama series that originally aired on BBC One from 13 May 2002 – 23 October 2011, consisting of 10 series. The title is a popular colloquialism for spies, as the series follows the work of a group of MI5 officers based at the service's Thames House headquarters, in a...

, portrayed by British actress Anna Chancellor
Anna Chancellor
-Family:Chancellor was born in Richmond, London, England, the daughter of the Hon. Mary Alice Jolliffe and John Paget Chancellor. Through her mother's mother, Lady Perdita Rose Mary Asquith, Chancellor is the great-granddaughter of The Hon. Raymond Aquith and the great-great-granddaughter of Prime...

. She rose fast as a spy, achieving the position of National Security Coordinator, at the Cabinet Office. She worked with Harry Pearce
Harry Pearce
Sir Henry James "Harry" Pearce KBE is the fictional head of the Counter-Terrorism department of MI5, featured in the British television series, Spooks...

 on a number of operations during the 1970s.

Harry Pearce
Harry Pearce
Sir Henry James "Harry" Pearce KBE is the fictional head of the Counter-Terrorism department of MI5, featured in the British television series, Spooks...

 describes her as ruthless, right-wing, and crazy, who'll stop at nothing to protect Britain. She is driven and single-minded, with a take-no-prisoners attitude, which some find highly attractive. She cares little for the impact of her words, and will often talk bluntly rather than in a roundabout way.

She was left apparently paralysed from the waist down by a car bomb attack on the Home Secretary, Nicholas Blake
Nicholas Blake (Spooks)
Nicholas Blake MP is a fictional character in the British TV series Spooks, portrayed by British actor Robert Glenister. Blake was Home Secretary in the British government. He was regularly in contact with Harry Pearce, regarding National Security....

 in Series 5 Episode 1, during a chain of terrorist attacks, but reappeared later in the series in a wheelchair. Juliet may harbour a grudge against Ros Myers
Ros Myers
Rosalind "Ros" Sarah Myers was a fictional character from the BBC espionage television series Spooks, which follows the exploits of Section D, a counter-terrorism division in MI5. She is portrayed by British actress Hermione Norris. The character was a former MI6 officer who works with MI5 in the...

, since it was her father, Sir Jocelyn Myers, who organised the chain of attacks that ultimately led to the car bomb and her paralysis. However, she reappears in series 6 as a high-ranking Yalta operative – stating that she had been working with the organisation under deep cover – freely walking around and apparently unparalysed.

In the same episode that she is revealed as a member of Yalta, she is the person who 'kills' Ros by injecting her with what she thought was a lethal nerve agent. Believing Ros to be dead, Juliet escaped to fight another day; however, unbeknownst to her, Adam had switched the syringes and so Ros was merely put into a death-like state until her funeral, where Adam helped her escape into anonymity.

As far as is known, Juliet is still out there somewhere, and it remains to be seen as to whether hers and the Spooks' paths will one day cross again.

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