Who is Alex Rider?
Alexander "Alex" Rider (born February 13, 1987) is a fictional character. He is the protagonist and title character of the popular Alex Rider series of novels by British author Anthony Horowitz. He is also the protagonist of two story stories written by Horowitz based in the same canon as the series, Secret Weapon and Christmas at Gunpoint. Alex is a young agent for MI6, the British international intelligence service. At no more than fourteen years of age, Alex was forced into this occupation after MI6 noticed Alex's many talents. He has not only worked for MI6 but also the CIA, Scorpia and, in Snakehead, the Australian Secret Intelligence Service. He was played in the film Stormbreaker, based on the novel of the same name, by Alex Pettyfer.