: Played Lionel Logue in "The King's Speech", a play by David Seidler (Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, Chicago, USA)
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[Speaking about his character on True Blood
(2008)] I think Franklin is a bit of a troubled soul. I'm not sure that he's entirely well in the head but he also is up for the ride. He likes to go wherever the most dangerous energy is. Basically I'm a private detective which sounds ridiculous. Franklin Mott, Private Eye. Kind of like Magnum but without the mustache.
Has often been cast in roles in projects pertaining to the Tudor period of English history. He appeared in the 1998 film "Elizabeth" as Alvaro de Quadra and then played Thomas Cromwell in the Showtime series "The Tudors". He was later cast as the Earl of Warwick in the BBC's "The White Queen" (about Elizabeth Woodville who was the grandmother of Henry VIII and great-grandmother to Elizabeth I).
Often portrays characters who are calm, calculating, secretive, and affluent.