Brown (going slightly grey)
Edinburgh University on a scholarship, where he graduated
with a first class honours degree in Modern Languages.
He speaks French (1), German (2)
and some Serbo-Croat (1) although
he is not fluent in the latter.
For security reasons, much information about Curtis' family
remains classified. His father is still alive, and is
a fan of the Swedish actress turned Finance Minister Ingrid
Sommelson (1). He is a Londoner,
and from humble origins.
Recruited into MI6 (straight from University? MI6 are
not forthcoming on this information, claiming that it's
need to know, and we don't). While with MI6 he worked
in some of the most dangerous parts of the world, including
East Germany (2), and Bosnia (1)
. While in East Germany his controller was Carl Dietrich
(2), who unfortunately was killed
by neo-Nazi fascists. CI5 later investigated the case.
In terms of
weaponry Curtis usually uses a black 9mm Beretta, and
is a crack shot (9).
Curtis is an aficionado of the finer things in life, like
fine wine (3), good music (4)and
gourmet food, including frogs' legs (1),
much to his partner Chris Keel's
disgust. From our covert surveillance of this operative,
he also seems to have a thing for blondes.
the job, and cool under pressure, he has demonstrated
that he is calm under fire, and less likely to rush into
action than his partner (5),
who has a tendency to be more hot-headed. He is loyal
to a fault, unwilling to abandon his partner (5)
no matter how dangerous the situation, and since his partner
has a tendency to walk straight into trouble (6)
he has had plenty of opportunity to demonstrate this trait.
His loyalty extends to former colleagues too (2).
outside of work include socialising with his colleagues,
particularly his partner Chris Keel,
and Tina Backus. He also works
out frequently (7), and used to
box (8). Again, we have insufficient
information about this, but an educated guess would suggest
that this was at University.
Souvenir - it's
revealed that while with MI6 Sam worked in East Germany,
and therefore must speak some German. Also, this mission
took place in April around the time of Hitler's birthday
(April 20th), and a couple of months before Sam's - therefore
Sam's birthday is in June.
Back to Business
In the pilot episode, Back
to Business, Chris managed to sit in a booby-trapped
car, and followed this up in the second episode, Phoenix,
by treading on a landmine. On neither occasion did his
partner abandon him.
The information on weaponry came from Dave Matthews' site,
and in terms of Curtis' shooting ability, in Choice
Cuts he took out someone with a single head shot,
the only shot he fired.