David Oakes is an English actor best known for his starring television roles as William Hamleigh in Pillars of the Earth (2010) and as Juan Borgia in The Borgias, from 2011-2012.
He previously appeared in three episodes of the ITV television series Trinity, also starring Charles Dance. Oakes was also seen in 2009 in Channel Four's Mind Of A Tyrant, exploring the truth behind King Henry VIII.
In addition, Oakes has appeared in many theatre roles and was seen on stage at the Almeida Theatre in All The Lit, one of the Telegraph's Top 10 Theatre Productions of 2008.
Oakes began his career at Shakespeare's Globe performing in Love's Labour's Lost, alongside Gemma Arterton; and in We The People. He has also performed for the RSC and at the Old Vic Theatre under the management of Kevin Spacey in the 24 Hour Plays.
He made his television debut in the BBC's Bonekickers and was seen later that year in Kwame Kwei-Armah's Walter's War, a one-off drama surrounding the training of young officers heading into the First World War.