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.
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
Book 1, Chapter 2: The Voice
...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)
Book 1, Chapter 4: Vaudeville
Book 1, Chapter 6: The Vision
Book 1, Chapter 8: The Valley
Book 2, Chapter 2: The Veil
Book 3, Chapter 3: Various Valentines
Book 3, Chapter 6: Vectors
...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)