Biography

Daniel Mays was born on March 31, 1978 in Epping, Essex, England as Daniel Alan Mays. He is an actor, known for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011), The Bank Job (2008) and Atonement (2007).

He is 6' 2" (1.88 m)

He has performed five plays at the Royal Court Theatre in London including two in the theatre's 50th Anniversary year in parts that were specifically written for him.

He won the Best Actor prize at the Palmare Television Festival 2003 for his performance in the hard hitting improvised BBC film Rehab.

He has made two films with the acclaimed British director Mike Leigh. All or Nothing (2002) and the 1950s abortion drama, Vera Drake (2004), which received 3 Academy Award Nominations, the Golden Lion Award for Best Film, 3 Bafta Awards and 6 British Independent Film Awards including Best British Independent Film.

He has a son named Mylo Burton-Mays.

He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art graduating in 2000.

Son of Toni Mays.

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Daniel Mays was born on March 31, 1978 in Epping, Essex, England as Daniel Alan Mays. He is an actor, known for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011), The Bank Job (2008) and Atonement (2007).

He is 6' 2" (1.88 m)

He has performed five plays at the Royal Court Theatre in London including two in the theatre's 50th Anniversary year in parts that were specifically written for him.

He won the Best Actor prize at the Palmare Television Festival 2003 for his performance in the hard hitting improvised BBC film Rehab.

He has made two films with the acclaimed British director Mike Leigh. All or Nothing (2002) and the 1950s abortion drama, Vera Drake (2004), which received 3 Academy Award Nominations, the Golden Lion Award for Best Film, 3 Bafta Awards and 6 British Independent Film Awards including Best British Independent Film.

He has a son named Mylo Burton-Mays.

He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art graduating in 2000.

Son of Toni Mays.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 58

Birthday 1978-03-31

Place of Birth Epping, Essex, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Daniel Alan Mays

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 The Limehouse Golem as George Flood
2017 Born To Kill as Bill
2017 Born to Kill(4 episodes) as Bill
2017 Guerrilla as Cullen
2017 Against the Law as Peter Wildeblood
2016 The Infiltrator as Frankie
2016 Dad's Army as Private Walker
2015 Victor Frankenstein as Barnaby
2014 The Great Fire as Samuel Pepys
2014 The Great War: The People's Story as Reg Evans
2014 Common as Tommy Ward
2013 Welcome to the Punch as Nathan Bartnick
2012 Byzantium as Noel
2012 Mrs Biggs as Ronald Biggs
2012 Mrs Biggs(5 episodes) as Ronald Biggs
2012 Line of Duty(6 episodes) as Sgt Danny Waldron
2012 Playhouse Presents(1 episode) as Guv
2012 Public Enemies(3 episodes) as Eddie Mottram
2012 Public Enemies
2012 Treasure Island as Dr. Livesey
2012 Treasure Island(2 episodes) as Dr. David Livesey
2011 The Adventures of Tintin as Allan (voice)
2011 Outcasts(8 episodes)
2010 Made in Dagenham as Eddie O'Grady
2010 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang as Blenkinsop
2009 The Firm as Yeti
2009 Mr. Nobody as Journalist
2009 Mr. Nobody as Young Journalist
2009 Mr. Nobody as Harry
2009 Shifty as Chris
2009 Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 as Michael Myshkin
2009 Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 as Michael Myshikin
2009 Plus One(6 episodes) as Rob Black
2008 Consuming Passion as Charles Boon
2008 White Girl as Stevie
2008 The Bank Job as Dave Shilling
2008 Ashes to Ashes(26 episodes) as Jim Keats
2007 Half Broken Things as Michael
2007 Atonement as Tommy Nettle
2007 Consent as Steve
2006 A Good Year as Bert the Doorman
2006 Middletown
2005 The Secret Life of Words as Martin
2005 Funland(16 episodes)
2005 Class of '76 as DS Steven Grant
2005 The Best Man as Pool Guy
2005 Beneath the Skin as Moz Burnside
2005 Doctor Who(1 episode) as Alex
2004 Vera Drake as Sid
2004 Top Buzzer(10 episodes)
2004 Hustle(1 episode)
2003 Keen Eddie(1 episode)
2003 Rehab
2002 Tipping the Velvet as Jimmy Burns
2002 All or Nothing as Jason
2002 Dead Casual
2002 Manchild(1 episode)
2001 Pearl Harbor as Pilot
2001 In Deep(2 episodes)
1900 Blackout

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