John André

John André in-universe 3

John André in-universe

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Basic Information
Status: Deceased
Age: 28
Date of birth: May 2, 1750
Date of death: 1778
Nationality: Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors) British
Alias(es): John Anderson
Affiliation: British Army
Profession: British Army:
Rank: British Army:
Battles/wars: American Revolutionary War
 • Battle of Monmouth
Family Information
Significant other(s): Ex-lovers:
Philomena Cheer
Peggy Shippen
Played by: JJ Feild
Seasons: 1, 2, 3
First appearance: "Pilot"
Last appearance: "Trial and Execution"
Appears in: 1 series, 3 seasons, 22 episodes, 1 comic

Major John André (died 1778) was a British Army officer hanged as a spy by the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War for assisting Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender of the fort at West Point, New York to the British.


British Army serviceEdit


Behind the ScenesEdit

John André was portrayed by JJ Feild in Seasons 1, 2 and 3 of Turn: Washington's Spies.




Season 1Edit

"André is the head of British Intelligence and bases his operations out of New York. Far more versed in counter espionage tactics than his counterpart, Ben Tallmadge, he is experienced and cunning in his ability to take down targets. Known for his keen eye for human weakness, André employs a variety of methods to turn sources and isn’t above using sex, money and the promise of power to get his man."
Official description

Season 2Edit

"The head of British Intelligence, John André is far more versed in counterespionage tactics than his counterpart Ben Tallmadge. Not above using sex, money and the promise of power to get his man, André is known for his keen eye for human weakness. He successfully blackmailed high level Continental General Charles Lee into agreeing to betray Washington, but the plot was stymied by Washington’s surprise victory at Trenton. Despite the setback, André remains patient, waiting for his moment to strike."
Official description

Season 3Edit

"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."
Official description

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