Cool and charismatic, John André is Ben Tallmadge's opposite number, the head of British intelligence. For most of the conflict, André has prioritized military conquests over romantic ones, convincing his former lover Philomena to use her feminine wiles on a rival general and gain intelligence on his behalf. André resolves to use Peggy Shippen, the most sought-after woman in the colonies, in a similar manner against Benedict Arnold. But he didn't count on falling in love with her. When André must retreat from Philadelphia, he reluctantly leaves Peggy behind. She is to befriend Benedict Arnold and introduce him to André, thereby changing the course of the war and earning André the honors and riches that will allow him to marry her. But this strategy is complicated when the relentless Arnold convinces Peggy's father to give him her hand. His plan having worked too well, André enters Season Three racing to turn Arnold before Peggy is forced to marry him. He will risk everything to gain happiness in both his personal and military life -- potentially pushing both to the brink of ruin.
JJ Feild began his film career in London with Michael Caine and Helen Mirren on Last Orders for Fred Schepisi. He then went on to act in films for, among others, Kathryn Bigelow, Peter Greenaway, Kristian Levring and Joe Johnston in Captain America: The First Avenger. He also worked on many British independent films such as TELSTAR alongside Kevin Spacey and Third Star with Benedict Cumberbatch and Centurion with Michael Fassbender. He was seen recently in Austenland alongside Keri Russell for Sony Pictures Classics.
Feild's television credits include Jon Jones' adaptation of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey as well as a number of other Masterpiece Theatre dramas, including The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton, Death on the Nile, To the Ends of the Earth, Perfect Strangers, Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
Feild is also a seasoned stage actor and his credits include starring in Jean Anouilh's Ring Round the Moon on London's West End and then the Olivier Award–winning and critically acclaimed production of The Pride at the Royal Court.