played by David Ajala
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Born in the East End of London, ex-British Army SAS Burton is now a “fixer” for a large multinational investment bank known simply as The Firm. Burton is meticulous and controlled by nature, driven by logic and concrete knowledge. But when his lover, the mysterious Woman in Red vanishes without a trace -- as if she never existed at all -- Burton begins to question everything he once thought solid, including his own sanity. What if The Woman in Red was just a dream? What if she’s not? What if she’s been kidnapped and is being held somewhere and the only one who can rescue her is Burton? 

David Ajala stars as Burton, the head of in-house security for a multinational investment banking firm, whose personal and professional paranoia collide when an investigation into financial malfeasance at the firm leads to a backlash that engulfs his love life. 

Most recently, Ajala was seen on the series Black Box alongside Vanessa Redgrave. Prior to that he appeared in Fast & Furious 6, alongside the late Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. 

Ajala also appeared in the Andy & Lana Wachowski feature Jupiter Ascending, and the indie film Kill Command. Additional notable credits include One Day, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, The Dark Knight, starring Christian Bale, and Payback Season.

Appearing in a wide range of television roles, Ajala was a rapper in the television series Trexx and Flipside, in addition to major guest roles in Law & Order: UK, Death in Paradise, Silent Witness, and Doctor Who.

Ajala began his career performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Courtyard Theater in Stratford-Upon-Avon. He's performed in productions of The Witness, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, among others at The National Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, and The Almeida Theatre.