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Philip Daniels was born in 1958 in Islington, London, where he attended the Anna Scher Theatre School. Since then Daniels has established himself in television, film, theatre and music.
Daniels started his career at the age of 17 appearing in film, Bugsy Malone (1976). Since then notable films he has appeared in include Quadrophenia (1979) as the role of Jimmy Cooper, Scum (1977) as Richards, title role in Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire (1985) and Breaking Glass (1980). More recently he has voiced Fletcher in Chicken Run (2000) and Gaz in Free Jimmy, the re-release of Norwegian cult film alongside Simon Pegg and Woody Harrelson.
Daniels is perhaps more famously known for his roles in Television. He has made numeral appearances, notably his role of Kevin Wicks in EastEnders for 208 episodes, with his last appearance in 2008. He is also known for his appearance in Raven in the 1970s, as Bruce Dunbar in Otlaws (2004) and Terry Brooks in Time Gentlemen Please from 2000 until 2002. Daniels is also known for his music, appearing in Blur’s single Parklife in 1994 and releasing singles with his band Phil Daniels + The Cross.
In the theatre world Daniels has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company in A Clockwork Orange, The Jew of Malta and The Merchant of Venice. He has also appeared in pantomime as The Magic Mirror in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Marlowe Theatre in 2008. He has also appeared at Shakespeare's Globe in various roles such as Enobarbus in Antony & Cleopatra and Big God in The God of the Soho in 2011. Recent notable works include his role as Thenardier at the Queen's Theatre in Les miserable, his appearance in This House, which was first performed at the Cottesloe and later taken to the Olivier Theatre and finally his role as Citizen in The Knight of the Burning Pestle.
Returning to theatre in 2016, Daniels will take to the stage at the Garrick Theatre in the West End return of This House. The show is set to run from 19 November 2016 until 25 February 2017.
Selected London & West End Stage Appearances
|This House||Bob Mellish||Garrick||2016|
|Les Miserable||Thenardier||Queen's Theatre||2015|
|Antony & Cleopatra||Enobarbus||Shakespeare's Globe||2014||Review|
|The Knight of the Burning Pestle||Citizen||Sam Wanamaker Playhouse||2014||Review|
|This House||Bob Mellish||Olivier||2013||
|This House||Bob Mellish||Cottesloe||2012||Review|
|The God of Soho||Big God||Shakespeare's Globe||2011||Review|
|The Beggar's Opera||Mr Lockit||Open Air Theatre||2011||Review|