Jun. 10th, 1964
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, UK
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Ben Daniels (born June 10, 1964) is a British actor. He has had roles in numerous film, television and repertory theater productions. He portrayed Tony in Hettie Macdonald's award winning film Beautiful Thing, Leopold in Daisy Meyer's Madeline, Ben in John Madden's Truth or Dare, DJ Bob in Michael Winterbottom's I Want You and Norman Cubit in the BBC's television production of the Inspector Alleyn Mysteries, also directed by Winterbottom.
Daniels' breakthrough in television came as Roger Massi in A Touch of Frost. He has portrayed Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Robin in the controversial Lost Language of Cranes and Alex in the award winning series Outside Edge - he turned down the follow-up series in order to play Augustin in Passion in the Desert.
A graduate of a three-year drama course at LAMDA, Daniels' early theater credits include productions with many of Britain's leading repertory companies at Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Leicester.
In 1991 Daniels played Richard Loeb, the younger of the two Chicago "thrill killers" who murdered a nine-year-old boy in John Logan's factual play "Never the Sinner" at London's Playhouse theater. His performance earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in that year's Olivier Awards and triggered offers of more work on the London stage. As a result of his portrayal of Lucky in Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith in 1994, he was cast as Tiger in David Beaird's "900 Oneonta," at The Old Vic. His performance earned a Best Actor nomination in that year's Evening Standard Awards. Most recently Ben has been starring opposite Juliette Binoche in Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production of "Naked" at London's Almeida Theatre.
- In the Independent on Sunday 2006 Pink List - a list of the most influential gay men and women - he came no. 47, down from no. 46.
- He lives in South London.
- He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in All My Sons at the Royal National Theatre, Cottesloe.
- Trained at LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) (2001) Won Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "All my Sons".
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