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Thomas Brackenreid
Thomas Brackenreid
Actor Thomas Craig
Colm Meaney (Films)
Season 7

The Murdoch Effect
Gender Male
Status Alive
Relationships Margaret Brackenreid, wife
Two sons, Johnny and Bobby
Unnamed late sister, #REDIRECT Charlie Brackenreid (Nephew)
Job Inspector

Thomas Brackenreid is the head of the Toronto Station House Four and is portrayed by Thomas Craig. He is quite quick to anger and can be very tenacious at times, and seems to be very fond of live theatre.

Originally, he strongly disagreed with most of Murdoch's methods and seems to have a very short temper when around Crabtree although they do show some friendship in later episodes. He has throughout the series had to hide his drinking habits from his wife, and relies particularly on the drink when in difficult situations. Thomas is particularly competitive especially with the other station houses, getting into many battles against them, for example a baseball game which they did win.

Brackenreid is a great admirer of theatre and opera. He reveres talented actors and himself once had ambitions to become an actor. He played Second Clown in a performance of Hamlet. He is a great admirer of Stella Smart ("Body Double," "Murdoch at the Opera").

At the end of Season 7, he was brutally attacked and as a result spent three months in the hospital, during which he became a very talented painter, perhaps because of his injury. He also reconsidered not going back to police work but his wife convinced him otherwise.

Thomas is from Yorkshire, and is married to Margaret, with two young sons.


Murdoch Mysteries Stars and Characters
Yannick Bisson as William MurdochHélène Joy as Julia OgdenThomas Craig as Thomas BrackenreidJonny Harris as George Crabtree

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