David Hayman stars in "Taboo" on FX as Brace, James Keziah Delaney's (Tom Hardy) trusted man-servant.

Well-known as DCS Walker from ITV's "Trial and Retribution," David Hayman has been a familiar face on screen for over thirty years including film appearances supporting Pierce Brosnan in "The Tailor of Panama," Bruce Willis in "The Jackal" and Kevin Spacey in "Ordinary Decent Criminal." Hayman famously played the part of former Glasgow gangster and Barlinnie convict Jimmy Boyle in the film, "A Sense of Freedom." In 1992 he was awarded the City of Glasgow Gold Medal for outstanding services to the performing arts.

David Hayman is a Scotsman equally at home in front of or behind the camera. His credits include a powerful classical canon for the Glasgow Citizens, where he starred in "Macbeth," "Tartuffe," "The Barber of Seville," "Troilus and Cressida," "The Taming of the Shrew" and "Hamlet," and directed "Ragged Trousered Philanthropist," "Elizabeth I" and "Romeo and Juliet." London companies also seek him out as a director, notably the Royal Court where he worked on Larry Kramer's poignant AIDS drama "The Normal Heart" and Dusty Hughes' "Jenkins Ear."

As a movie director, he won a handful of awards for his debut work, "Silent Scream," starring Iain Glen, and went on to direct "The Hawk," starring Helen Mirren and George Costigan, and "The Near Room," starring Adrian Dunbar and David O'Hara.

Hayman's television work as director includes the miniseries "Firm Friends," starring Billie Whitelaw and Madhur Jaffrey; "The Bill," for which his episode won the Royal Television Society's Best Series Award in 1992; "Black and Blue," which was nominated for the Royal Television Society Best Film in 1993; the miniseries "A Woman's Guide to Adultery," starring Theresa Russell, Sean Bean, Amanda Donohoe and Adrian Dunbar; the six-part "Finney"; and the successful "Cardiac Arrest."

Somehow he has also found time to act in many television, theater and film productions, including "The Eye of the Needle," directed by Richard Marquand; "Sid and Nancy," directed by Alex Cox; "Hope and Glory," directed by John Boorman; "Rob Roy," directed by Michael Caton-Jones; "Regeneration," directed by Gillies MacKinnon; "My Name Is Joe," directed by Ken Loach; and "Legionnaire," directed by Peter MacDonald. More recently, Hayman was seen in "The Wild Dogs" with Rachel Blanchard, Atom Egoyan's "Where the Truth Lies," alongside Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth and Alison Lohman, "Flood," opposite Robert Carlyle and Jessalyn Gilsig, "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas," alongside Asa Butterfield and David Thewlis, "Burke and Hare," starring Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis, "Screwed" with James D'Arcy, Kenneth Branagh's "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," starring Chris Pine, Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley, John Boorman's "Queen & Country," "Castles in the Sky" with Eddie Izzard, and "Macbeth," starring Michael Fassbender.

On UK television, Hayman starred in BBC's drama series "The Paradise" and had a recurring role in Channel 4's "Top Boy." He was also recently seen in "London Spy," "Sheltand" and "Blackout."

Hayman trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.


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Age: 67 years old
Birthday: February 9, 1950
Height: 5' 8"
Birthplace: Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

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