Paul Spector is “even darker” this series, says The Fall actress

The second series will also shine a light on Jamie Dornan's serial killer's enigmatic past

He’s murdered three women, put another in hospital and led the police a merry dance across Belfast – and apparently The Fall’s handsome killer Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) will plumb even grimmer depths this series.


“We can expect to see the dark side of Spector in this series,” actress Valene Kane told “Well, a darker side!”

Kane – who plays Spector’s former lover Rose Stagg – should know. After providing police with an e-fit for the university boyfriend who tried to strangle her years before, Rose was targeted by Spector in her own home in the first episode of series two last week. 

“It gets even darker, if you can believe it, through what he does to Rose,” Kane said. 

The interaction between the two also reveals more of Spector’s mysterious past than we’ve seen before, thanks to Rose and Spector’s shared history.

“It does create an interesting dynamic and it really starts to explore him as a character because we are given a snippet of his past, of him as a young man,” Kane explained.

She added: “We see maybe how he got to become the Spector that he is today.”


The Fall is on BBC2 tonight (20th November) at 9.00pm