Boris, the beloved and larger-than-life uncle to Alex, continuously plays with fire. After being exiled from Russia and following his brother Dmitri to England, he’s living a new life, but he is still heavily involved in criminal activity. He views the people who banished him and his brother as thieves who robbed them of their lives in Moscow. Boris fondly sees Alex as the son he never had, and the only person he’ll help without conditions. His intentions to help his family, however, sometimes have dire consequences.
David Dencik is a Swedish-Danish actor who became an established actor in Sweden for his role as the killer John Ausonius in the three-part TV miniseries Lasermannen in 2005. He has had major roles in the English-language films Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Dencik was most recently seen in SundanceTV’s Top of the Lake: China Girl.