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David Hayman

The role of Luxmore, Osnard's boss at MI5, combines humor and toughness and is in the very safe hands of versatile David Hayman, a Scotsman equally at home in front of or behind the camera. His credits include a powerful classical canon for the Glasgow Citizens as an actor he appeared in Macbeth, Tartuffe, The Barber of Seville, Troilus and Cressida, The Taming of the Shrew and Hamlet. As director at the Citizens he 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.

His television work as director includes the mini-series Firm Friends starring Billie Whitelaw and Madhur Jaffrey; The Bill (his episode won the Royal Television Society's Best Series Award in 1992); Black and Blue (nominated for the Royal Television Society Best Film in 1993); the mini-series 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, theatre and film productions, including the starring role of Jimmy Boyle in A SENSE OF FREEDOM, directed by John McKenzie; 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 and THE JACKAL, both directed by Michael Caton-Jones; REGENERATION, directed by Gillies MacKinnon; MY NAME IS JOE, directed by Ken Loach; LEGIONNAIRE, directed by Peter MacDonald; and ORDINARY DECENT CRIMINAL, directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan.

The successful television series in which he stars, Trial and Retribution, based on characters created by Lynda La Plante, is in its fifth season.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

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