|Born||10th October 1982, Croydon, Surrey, England|
Read English Literature at Emmanuel College, Cambridge
National Youth Theatre
|Agent||Victoria Belfrage, Julian Belfrage Associates|
|Trivia||Was nominated for an Ian Charleson Award for his portrayal of Orlando in Shakespeare's As You Like It for the Peter Hall Company in 2005|
During one of his university summer holidays in August 2003 Dan went to Slovakia to film the Hallmark production of Frankenstein (2004). Dan played the part of Henry Clerval and the mini-series was first broadcast on American television on 5th October 2004.
Sir Peter Hall has mentored Dan since he played Macbeth opposite the director’s daughter, Rebecca, in a student production. During Dan’s finals term at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Sir Peter asked him to audition for a production of As You Like It. Shortly after graduating from Cambridge, Dan was nominated for an Ian Charleson award for his performance as Orlando. Since making his West End stage debut in Hay Fever (2006) with Judi Dench and Peter Bowles, directed again by Sir Peter Hall, Dan's career has gone from strength to strength.
A starring role in the acclaimed 2006 BBC 2 drama The Line Of Beauty has been followed by further high profile television, theatre and film roles. In the last few years Dan has stopped work only to become a husband and father. His wife and 6 month old visited the set of Downton Abbey: "Everyone loves a baby on set except for the sound department."
In 2011 Dan contributed articles and reviews for the Daily Telegraph and The Times, whilst also becoming editor at large for The Junket magazine when that was launched. After appearances on television as a host on BBC's Have I Got News For You and as a critic on BBC's Review Show programme, it was announced that Dan would be a judge for the 2012 Man Booker Prize.