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      David Hayman

      David Hayman

      Highest Rated: 100% Help (2021)

      Lowest Rated: 9% Weekender (2011)

      Birthday: Feb 9, 1948

      Birthplace: Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

      David Hayman is most admired as an actor for starring in the long-running police drama series "Trial and Retribution" as the central character, Chief Superintendent Michael Walker, as well as his breakthrough role as convict-turned-novelist/sculptor, Jimmy Boyle, in the biopic "A Sense of Freedom." As a director, Hayman also deals largely with crime and justice themes, as with his debut "Silent Scream," a biopic about convicted murderer Larry Winters; similarly to "A Sense of Freedom," it's a film dealing with ideas about the potential for rehabilitation of criminals through proper treatment while incarcerated. The film is also unique in its fractured timeline, an unconventional storytelling method in biopic films. Three years later, Hayman directed Helen Mirren in "The Hawk," a psychological thriller about a woman with a history of mental illness who suspects her husband is a serial rapist and murderer. After "A Sense of Freedom" (with the exception of "Trials and Retribution"), Hayman shifted gears such and focused primarily on playing supporting characters and directing through the 1990s.Two supporting roles that were more mainstream, dramatic, and somewhat outside Hayman's preferred themes include a Jewish servant to a Nazi commander in the critically acclaimed Holocaust drama "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" and his portrayal of Sex Pistols mastermind Malcolm McLaren in "Sid and Nancy," starring Gary Oldman.

      Highest rated movies

      Help poster
      Hope and Glory poster
      Hope and Glory
      Bull poster Bull Raging Grace poster
      Raging Grace
      My Name Is Joe poster
      My Name Is Joe
      Sid & Nancy poster
      Sid & Nancy
      The Last Great Wilderness poster
      The Last Great Wilderness
      Macbeth poster Macbeth




      89% No Score Yet Raging Grace Mr. Garrett (Character) - 2023
      38% 78% Fisherman's Friends: One and All Jago (Character) - 2022
      68% 68% Raven's Hollow Dr Garrett (Character) - 2022
      44% No Score Yet My Neighbor, Adolf Mr. Polsky (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kingslayer Dafydd (Character) - 2022
      93% 72% Bull Norm (Character) - 2021
      100% 89% Help Hercules (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ballad of Billy McCrae Billy (Character) - 2021
      69% 73% Fisherman's Friends Jago (Character) - 2019
      30% 31% The Corrupted Raymond Ellery (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet States Executive Producer - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirt Road to Lafayette Uncle John (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Graves Tommy (Character) - 2018
      70% 56% Finding Your Feet Ted (Character) $1.4M 2017
      No Score Yet 8% Dartmoor Killing Tom (Character) - 2015
      80% 64% Macbeth Lennox (Character) $1.1M 2015
      76% 47% Queen and Country Clive Rohan (Character) - 2014
      67% 52% Castles In The Sky Unknown (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Angel Counselor (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 19% Sawney: Flesh of Man Sawney Bean (Character) - 2012
      9% 30% Weekender Executive Producer - 2011
      36% 28% Screwed Keenan (Character) - 2011
      65% 85% The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Pavel (Character) $9.0M 2008
      No Score Yet 47% Speed Dating Doctor Birmingham (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 27% Avenger Zoran Zilic (Character) - 2006
      41% 46% Where the Truth Lies Reuben (Character) $871.5K 2005
      No Score Yet 24% Gladiatress General Rhinus (Character) - 2004
      86% 66% The Last Great Wilderness Ruaridh (Character) - 2002
      57% 75% The Wild Dogs Victor (Character) - 2002
      75% 46% The Tailor of Panama Luxmore (Character) $13.5M 2001
      48% 41% Vertical Limit Frank 'Chainsaw' Williams (Character) $68.5M 2000
      14% 60% Ordinary Decent Criminal Tony Brady (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 19% Best Tommy Dougherty/The Barman (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tough Love Barry Hindes (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial & Retribution IV Det. Supt. Michael Walker (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 52% The Match Scrapper (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial and Retribution III Unknown (Character) - 1999
      89% 86% My Name Is Joe McGowan (Character) $346.7K 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Hurt Corvin (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial and Retribution II Unknown (Character) - 1998
      24% 51% The Jackal Terek Murad (Character) $54.9M 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial and Retribution Michael Walker (Character) - 1997
      46% 89% Twin Town Dodgy (Character) $74.2K 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Near Room Dougie Patterson (Character),
      - 1995
      No Score Yet 25% The Hawk Director - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Scream Director - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Venus Peter Kinnear (Character) - 1989
      96% 82% Hope and Glory Clive Rowen (Character) $9.4M 1987
      88% 76% Sid & Nancy Malcolm (McLaren) (Character) $2.7M 1986
      No Score Yet 14% Heavenly Pursuits Jeff Jeffries (Character) $50.0K 1986
      No Score Yet 75% A Sense of Freedom Jimmy Boyle (Character) - 1979


      80% 80% The Walk-In Older Lenny (Character) 2022
      82% 98% Doc Martin George Upton (Character) 2022
      86% No Score Yet Hatton Garden Danny Jones (Character) 2019
      76% 91% Taboo Brace (Character) 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scotch! The Story of Whisky Host 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The War at Sea Host 2015
      No Score Yet 100% New Tricks Ralph Paxton (Character) 2014
      76% 81% The Paradise on Masterpiece Jonas Franks (Character) 2012-2013
      98% 82% The Hollow Crown Unknown (Character) 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Unknown (Character) 2013
      95% 88% Top Boy Joe (Character) 2011 2013
      No Score Yet 83% Robin Hood Unknown (Character) 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Casualty Phil Davies (Character) 1996
      82% No Score Yet Picket Fences Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1978