John Crawley
Biographical Information
Name John Crawley
Alias None
Title Agent
DOB Unknown
Age Unknown
Physical Information
Status Alive
Nationality British
Gender Male
Hair Brown
Eyes Blue
Skin White
Relationship Information
Family Alan Blunt
Affiliations MI6, British Government
Occupation Field Agent MI6
Series Information
First Appearance Stormbreaker
Last Appearance Eagle Strike
Mentioned Scorpia Rising
Crawley belonged to MI6. Not exactly a spy, but someone who was very much a part of that world. Crawley was an office manager in one of the country's most secret offices. He did the paperwork, made the arrangements, set up the meetings. When someone died with a knife in their back or a bullet in their chest, it would be Crawley who had signed the dotted line

—Description of John Crawley

John Crawley is an agent for MI6. He is one of the members of MI6 responsible for Alex Rider becoming involved in the world of espionage, tricking Alex into the MI6 headquarters and knocking him unconscious on Alan Blunt's orders. He is portrayed by Jimmy Carr in the film version of Stormbreaker.


John Crawley has thinning hair, a blotchy face, and in his thirties. It said that he wears old-fashioned clothes, namely polyester suits and Mark's & Spencer's ties. He is played by Jimmy Carr in the film adaption of Stormbreaker


John Crawley works for MI6, though he acts as personnel at the Royal & General bank as a cover. He knew John Rider and worked with him a couple of times. It is hinted in Ark Angel that he was injured by SCORPIA on one mission. He is also involved on the Wimbledon committee, getting Alex a job there as a ball boy in Skeleton Key to investigate the possibility of somebody trying to sabotage the competition. He is hinted to have a wife, though this is never stated.


Crawley is depicted as not being as cold as his boss, Alan Blunt, containing a stronger emotional connection with others. He is an exceptionally effective secret agent and a master of disguise. He explains that he is skilled at martial arts, as well as being a proficient marksman. He is kinder to Alex than the rest of MI6 and is an excellent judge of character.


  • In the film and graphic novels he was renamed "John Crawford" after an unusual request from the real MI6 itself not to use the name Crawley.

Ark Angel Characters
Main Characters
Alex RiderAlan BluntTulip JonesJack StarbrightNikolei DrevinPaul DrevinMagnus Payne
Other Key Characters
Joe ByrneSmithersTamara KnightMax WebberEd ShulskyJohn Crawley

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