V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

Derek Almond is the head of the Finger, Norsefire’s law enforcement institution. He’s a cruel, cold man, though an undeniably effective law enforcement officer. At several points, he’s shown to mistreat his wife, Rosemary Almond, at one point slapping her in the face and making her weep. Ironically, Almond’s sadistic treatment of his wife is his undoing: he scares her with an unloaded gun, and then forgets to load it before his confrontation with V. Almond’s death triggers a series of events that culminates in his wife assassinating the Leader.
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Mr. Derek Almond Character Timeline in V for Vendetta

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Derek Almond appears in V for Vendetta. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1, Chapter 1: The Villain
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...the explosion over the phone, and that all their information is being sent to Mr. Almond, who works for an institution called “The Finger.” (full context)
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After turning off his video feed, the Leader turns to Mr. Derek Almond, who is standing next to him. He furiously tells Almond to find the man... (full context)
Book 1, Chapter 2: The Voice
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...radio, so that millions of Londoners will be able to hear them. Dascombe explains to Derek Almond that Prothero will avoid talking about the fireworks following the explosion last night—if anyone... (full context)
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Dascombe argues cheerfully with Derek Almond. Dascombe points out that Prothero collects dolls—a strange habit for a man. He adds,... (full context)
Book 1, Chapter 4: Vaudeville
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In the evening, Roger Dascombe is working at his broadcasting office. Mr. Almond knocks and tells Dascombe that the fingermen have found Lewis Prothero. Officers lead Lewis Prothero... (full context)
Book 1, Chapter 6: The Vision
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After the sermon concludes, Derek Almond walks to his car, accompanied by his wife, Rosemary Almond. Two friends, Conrad Heyer... (full context)
Book 1, Chapter 8: The Valley
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...call him “V.” Heyer quickly realizes that Lilliman is in danger, and alerts Finch and Almond to send men to Westminster. (full context)
Book 2, Chapter 2: The Veil
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Rosemary Almond attends her husband’s funeral. As Derek’s body lowers into the ground, Rosemary thinks that she... (full context)
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...getting a job, and she’s stuck paying off bills. Rosemary once believed that she loved Derek—it’s only now that she can see that their relationship was never strong. (full context)
Book 3, Chapter 3: Various Valentines
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We cut to Rosemary Almond, still performing as a showgirl at the Kitty Kat Killer Club. She thinks about how... (full context)
Book 3, Chapter 6: Vectors
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...the streets (surrounded by guards), Harper cheerily tells Creedy that his predecessor at the Finger, Derek Almond, was a superior man—yet even Almond died because of his job. Creedy, Harper continues,... (full context)
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Rosemary Almond dresses herself one morning. She takes an old photograph of herself standing with Derek Almond,... (full context)