Davies won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2012 for his portrayal of Dickie Bennett in the FX series Justified (2011–2015). He also received the BAFTA Award for Best Performance in a Video Game for his role as Baldur in God of War (2018). Werner Herzog, who directed Davies in Rescue Dawn, described him as “a unique, very significant talent”, asserting that “anywhere in the world, there [are] very, very few actors of his calibre.
Davies appeared as a main cast member on Lost during its fourth and fifth seasons (2008–09), playing Daniel Faraday, an amnesiac physicist who comes to the island as part of a team hired by Charles Widmore. He guest-starred in three episodes in Lost’s sixth season. He had a recurring role on FX’s Justified as Dickie Bennett, for which he earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2012. He was also nominated for the award in 2011. In 2014, Davies appeared in two episodes of the critically acclaimed show, Hannibal. He also starred in the History Channel’s 2015 miniseries Texas Rising, as Sergeant Ephraim Knowles. This was his second role in a production with Bill Paxton, the first being 1996’s film Twister. In the 2017 TV drama American Gods he plays one version of Jesus Christ, and in the 2018 video game God of War he provided the voice and motion capture for Baldur.
The Black Phone – is one of his late projects.