|“|| Alex Rider: Friend... As in Friend's supermarkets?
Tulip Jones: Supermarkets. Department stores. Art galleries. Football teams. Friend is certainly a member of the same club as Roscoe. The billionaires' club. He's also heavily involved in government circles, as personal adviser to the prime minister very little happens in this country without Sir David Friend being involved in some way
Sir David Friend is a multi billionaire in the Alex Rider series, he appears in the novel Point Blanc, where Alex Rider is forced to spy on Point Blanc Academy where Dr. James Grief was suspected of plotting to replace the sons of powerful men.
He has curling gray hair, glasses, and a rather aristocratic air about him.
He is a tycoon of grocery supermarkets, and Dr. Hugo Grief says he has the Prime Minister's ear.
Role in Series
Alex must convince the academy he is the son of David Friend to be admitted to the school (which only accepts the "troubled" thirteen to fourteen year old sons of rich family). David Friend agrees in the pretendence, but he isn't happy about using a child as a spy.
Alex spends two weeks with the family under the disguise of a troubled child.
Differences in the TV series
The TV series keeps virtually all of David Friend's involvement the same, only adding certain unique interactions, such as David advising Alex that Alan Blunt will never stop "using you".
|Point Blanc Characters|
|Alex Rider • Alan Blunt • Tulip Jones • Jack Starbright • Hugo Grief • Eva Stellenbosch|
|Other Key Characters|
|David Friend • Smithers • James Sprintz • Michael J. Roscoe • Wolf • John Crawley • Fiona Friend • Julius Grief|