Daniel Mays

Daniel Mays

  • Born on
    • March 31st, 1978
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 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. Son of Toni Mays.

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Acting (46 Credits)

2020Code 404 as DI John Major
2020Des as DCI Peter Jay
2020White Lines as Marcus
2019Fisherman's Friends as Danny
20191917 as Sergeant Sanders
2019Temple as Lee
2018Swimming with Men as Colin
2018My Dinner with Hervé as Casey
2017Against the Law as Peter Wildeblood
2017Born to Kill (2017) as Bill
2017Guerrilla as Cullen
2016The Infiltrator as FrankieWatch Free
2016The Limehouse Golem as George Flood
2016Dad's Army as Private Walker
2016Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Tivik
2015Victor Frankenstein as Barnaby
2014Common as Tommy Ward
2014The Great Fire as Samuel Pepys
2013Welcome to the Punch as Nathan Bartnick
2012Mrs Biggs as Ronald Biggs
2012Byzantium as Noel
2012Public Enemies as Eddie Mottram
2012Treasure Island as Dr. David Livesey
2012Mrs Biggs as Ronald Biggs
2011The Adventures of Tintin as Allan / Pirate Flunky #1 (voice)
2010Nanny McPhee Returns as Blenkinsop
2010Made in Dagenham as Eddie O'Grady
2010Outcasts as Cass Cromwell
2009The Firm as Yeti
2009Mr. Nobody as Young Journalist
2009Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 as Michael Myshkin
2009Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983 as Michael Myshikin
2008Shifty as Chris
2008The Bank Job as Dave Shilling
2008Ashes to Ashes as Jim Keats
2007Atonement as Tommy Nettle
2006A Good Year as Bert the Doorman
2005Class of '76 as DS Steven Grant
2005The Secret Life of Words as Martin
2005The Best Man as Pool Guy
2005Monroe: Class Of '76 as DS Steven Grant
2004Vera Drake as Sid
2002Tipping the Velvet as Jimmy Burns
2002All or Nothing as Jason
2001Pearl Harbor as Pilot

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