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March 26, 2013

'Spooks: The Movie' in the works, says star Peter Firth

The popular spy drama ended in 2011 after ten series on BBC One

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BBC spy drama Spooks could get its own big screen spin-off, actor Peter Firth has revealed.

Firth starred as Sir Harry Pearce in the long-running TV show, which followed a team of MI5 officers working from a high-security office complex known as The Grid. Created by David Wolstencroft in 2002, Spooks ran for 86 episodes before ending after its tenth series in 2011.

According to Firth, plans are now underway to revive Spooks for a one-off film. He told HuffPostUK that "there is a script kind of in the machine" and revealed that it was written by some of the original writers.

However, Firth also admitted that nothing is official yet and suggested that securing a production budget could be an issue. He added: "They should make it. It's not like it's a gamble with this one. But it costs a lot, and there's not a lot of money to go round at the moment."

Firth was the only actor to feature in all 86 episodes of Spooks, but other stars who made appearances over the years included Mathew Macfadyen, Keeley Hawes, Richard Armitage, David Oyelowo, Hermione Norris and Rupert Penry Jones.

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