Career

Filmography

 

Television

2016 Billions – Bobby “Axe” Axelrod

2015 Wolf Hall – Henry VIII

2011-14 Homeland – Nicholas Brody

2013 The Vicar of Dibley: Comic Relief Special – Anglican Priest

2011 Stolen – Anthony Carter

2007-09 Life – Charlie Crews

2009 Phineas and Ferb (animation) – Agent Double 0-0

2006 Confessions of a Diary Secretary – Tony Blair

2006 Friends and Crocodiles – Paul Reynolds

2005 Much Ado About Nothing – Benedick

2005 Colditz – Nicholas McGrade

2003 Posh and Beck’s Big Impression – Simon Fuller

2003 The Forsyte Saga: Series 2 – Soames Forsyte

2002 Jeffrey Archer: The Truth – Jeffrey Archer

2002 The Forsyte Saga: Series 1 – Soames Forsyte

2001 Band of Brothers – Richard “Dick” Winters

2000 Hearts and Bones – Mark Rose

2000 Life Force – Kurt Glemser

1999 Warriors – Lt. Neil Loughrey

1996 A Touch of Frost: Deep Waters – Adam Weston

1995 Poirot: Hickory Dickory Dock – Leonard Bateson

1993 Rik Mayall Presents: Mickey Love – Clive

 

Other Television

2017 Game4Grenfell TV Special – Performer

2017 CBS News Sunday Morning – Interviewee

2016 26th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards – Presenter

2016 International Emmy Awards – Presenter

2016 Top Gear – Performer

2016 Artsnight – Interviewee

2015 CBS This Morning – Interviewee

2014 CBeebies Bedtime Stories:I Got a Crocodile – Reader

2014 CBeebies Bedtime Stories:Peace at Last – Reader

2014 Have I Got News For You – Guest Host

2013 BAFTA TV Awards – Presenter

2013 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Presenter

2013 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards – Presenter

2013 Evening Standard Theatre Awards – Host

2013 Charlie Rose – Guest

2013 CBeebies Bedtime Stories:The Baby in the Hat – Reader

2013 Top Gear – Performer

2012 Evening Standard Theatre Awards – Presentor

2012 Have I Got News For You – Guest Host

2012 Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins – Performer

2012 Tavis Smiley – Guest

2012 The Graham Norton Show – Guest

2012 Michael Douglas & Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament – Performer

2011 BBC News: Five Minutes With… – Guest

2011 BAFTA Television Awards – Presenter

2011 Breakfast – Guest

2011 Daybreak – Guest

2010 Have I Got News For You – Guest Host

2010 Soccer Aid TV Special – Performer

2009 Have I Got News For You – Guest Host

2007 4th Irish Film and Television Awards – Presenter

2006 Have I Got News For You – Guest Host

2006 Bolivia For Sale – Host/ Narrator

2006 All Star Cup TV Special – Performer

2006 GMTV – Guest

2005 Breakfast – Guest

2005 The Daily Politics – Guest

2003 Essential Poems For Christmas – Performer

2003 Parkinson – Guest

2001 Breakfast – Guest

 

Film

2016 Our Kind of Traitor – Hector Meredith

2015 Bill – Sir Richard Hawkins

2015 Queen of the Desert – Charles Doughty-Wylie

2014 The Silent Storm – Balor

2012 Romeo and Juliet – Lord Capulet

2012 The Sweeney – Frank Haskins

2011 Will – Gareth

2011 Your Highness – Boremont

2007 The Escapist – Rizza

2007 The Baker – Milo Shakespeare

2006 Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker – Yassen Gregorovich

2006 The Situation – Dan Murphy

2005 Chromophobia – Marcus Aylesbury

2005 An Unfinished Life – Gary Winston

2004 Brides – Norman Harris

2004 Keane – William Keane

2003 Dreamcatcher – Gary “Jonesy” Jones

1997 Robinson Crusoe – Patrick Connor

 

Documentary

2013 Les Coulisses des Golden Globes – Performer

2012 Dick Winters: Hang Tough – Narrator

2007 The Best of Masterpiece Theatre – Performer

2007 The 50 Greatest Television Dramas – Performer

2001 The Making of ‘Band of Brothers’ – Performer

 

Short

2013 Desire – Clark

2002 The Script – Anthony’s Boss

1996 The Ill – Mac

 

Theatre

2017 The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? – Martin Gray

2015 American Buffalo – Walter “Teach” Cole

2009-10 The Misanthrope – Alceste

2005-06 Pillars of the Community – Karsten Bernick

2003-04 Five Gold Rings – Daniel

2001 The Varieties of Religious Experience – Richard Kane

1998 Into the Woods John Crowley – Prince/Wolf

1998 More Words – Performer

1997/98 Cymbeline – Posthumus

1996/97 Little Eyolf – Borghejm

1996/98 Much Ado About Nothing – Don John

1996 The Devil is an Ass – Wittipol

1995 Hamlet – Laertes

1994 Hamlet – Hamlet

1994 School for Wives – Horace

1994 Romeo and Juliet – Romeo

1993-94 Rope – Wyndham Brandon

 

Radio

2017 BBC Radio 2 The Chris Evans Breakfast Show – Guest

2016 BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw – Guest

2015 BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Guest

2014 BBC Radio 4 Desert Island Discs – Guest castaway

2013 BBC Radio 5 Test Cricket Match Special, Lord’s v New Zealand – Guest

2013 BBC Radio 4 Saturday Drama: The Prince – Reader

2013 BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime: A Delicate Truth – Reader

2012 BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Guest

2012 BBC Radio Weekend Wogan – Guest

2012 Number 10: Series 5 – Simon Laity

2011 SiriusXM Radio Ron Bennington Interviews – Guest

2011 SiriusXM Radio Geektime! – Guest

2011 Kiss 108 Radio Show Matty in the Morning – Guest

2011 London’s Magic 105.4 FM – Guest

2011 Black Sky Radio – Guest

2010 Number 10: Series 4 – Simon Laity

2010 Giovanni’s Room – David

2009 Number 10: Series 3 – Simon Laity

2008 The Small Back Room – Sammy

2008 Josephine Hart Poetry – Programme Reader

2007 Insignificance – The ballplayer

2007 My Cousin Rachel – Ambrose

2007 Agent Zigzag – All Roles

2007 Something Wrong About the Mouth – Gene Pew

2006 Beauty & Death

2006 The James Bond Stories – All Roles

2005 The Glittering Prizes – Donald Davidson

2003 Scarlet Pimpernel – All Roles

2000 Richard II – Bolingbroke

1999 Fire in the Heart – Charles

1998 The Golden Triangle – Various

1998 Life’s Little Ironies – Shadrach

 

Other Voice Work  

2017 Range Rover Velar: The Crafting of Simplicity – Narrator

2012 Diamonds Are Forever – Reader

2011 Born To Learn – Narrator

2009 Keep On Running – Narrator

2005 Soldier, Husband, Daughter, Dad – Narrator

2003 Split Second – Reader

1999 Hamlet – Laertes

1999 Timon of Athens – Alcibiades

1999 Two Gentlemen of Verona – Valentine

 

Producer  

2007 The Baker – Picture Farm Ltd.

2006 Normal for Norfolk – Picture Farm Ltd.

 

Awards and Nominations

GOLDEN GLOBES

2016 – Nominated – Wolf Hall – Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series or Limited Series

2013 – Won – Homeland – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama

2012 – Nominated – Homeland – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama

2002 – Nominated – Band of Brothers – Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture for TV

PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

2015 – Nominated – Wolf Hall – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

2013 – Nominated – Homeland – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

2012 – Won – Homeland – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS

2014 – Nominated – Homeland – Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

2013 – Nominated – Homeland – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

2013 – Nominated – Homeland – Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

CRITICS CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS

2013 – Nominated – Homeland – Best Actor in a Drama Series

2012 – Nominated – Homeland – Best Actor in a Drama Series

SATELLITE AWARDS

2015 – Nominated – Wolf Hall – Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television

2012 – Won – Homeland – Best Actor in a Series, Drama

2002 – Nominated – Band of Brothers – Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture for TV

GOTHAM AWARDS

2005 – Nominated – Keane – Breakthrough Actor

GOLDEN DERBY AWARDS

2015 – Nominated – Wolf Hall – TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actor

2013 – Nominated – Homeland – Drama Lead Actor

2012 – Nominated – Homeland – Drama Lead Actor

BIARRITZ INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUDIOVISUAL PROGRAMMING

2002 – Won – Band of Brothers – TV Series and Serials: Actor

MONTE-CARLO TV FESTIVAL

2013 – Nominated – Homeland – Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

TV GUIDE AWARDS

2013 – Nominated – Homeland – Favorite Actor

2012 – Nominated – Homeland – Favorite Actor

2012 – Nominated – Homeland – Favorite Villain

CRIME THRILLER AWARDS, UK

2013 – Nominated – Homeland – Best Leading Actor

2012 – Nominated – Homeland – Best Leading Actor

GAY AND LESBIAN ENTERTAINMENT CRITICS ASSOCIATION (GALECA)

2013 – Won – Homeland – TV Performance of the Year – Actor

IGN SUMMER MOVIE AWARDS

2011 – Nominated – Homeland – Best TV Actor

ONLINE FILM & TELEVISION ASSOCIATION

2015 – Nominated – Wolf Hall – Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries

2013 – Nominated – Homeland – Best Actor in a Drama Series

2012 – Nominated – Homeland – Best Actor in a Drama Series

2002 – Nominated – Band of Brothers – Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries

VILLAGE VOICE FILM POLL

2005 – Nominated – Keane – Best Performance

IAN CHARLESON AWARD

1996 – Won Third Prize – Little Eyolf (Royal Shakespeare Company) – Best Classical Stage Performance by an Actor Under Age 30

GQ MEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

2012 – Won – TV Personality of the Year

Honors

OBE Order of the British Empire

2014 – Honored – The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organizations, and public service outside the Civil Service.

Freedom of the City of London

2013 – Honored – Freedom of the City of London in recognition of his achievements as an actor.