|Birth Name||Nigel David Hunt|
|Height||6' 1½" (1.87 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Actor and Director, Daniel Hunt was born in Hellesdon, Norwich on May 14th 1963. (Real name Nigel David Hunt)
He began acting with the Norwich Theatre Royal Youth Group and then played 3 summer seasons in Weymouth, Dorset.
In 1986 he was accepted for the three year acting course at the renowned Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London. Due to Equity already representing another actor with the same name, he changed his professional title to Daniel Hunt at the recommendation of Webber-D's Principal, Raphael Jago.
He made his professional theatrical debut playing Jean in Strindberg's Miss Julie at the Café Theatre, Leicester Square, London. This was followed by a national tour playing Claudio in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, playing opposite actor and director James Ellis. He played Aslan in the West End in two of the Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and His Boy (Lyric, Hammersmith) and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Royalty Theatre), in which he also appeared on two national UK tours.
Other West End credits include the title role in the musical Bertie Badger's Christmas Adventure (Fortune Theatre and tour) and Peter in Edward Albee's The Zoo Story (Actors Centre/Tristan Bates). He also toured the UK in many classical plays by Shakespeare, Strindberg, Ayckbourn, Kramer and Ibsen etc.
Between acting and directing assignments he has also worked as an acting tutor, creating and running the original PTTAEC at Rose Bruford College, Sidcup from 1997 - 2007. In 2007 he established the Act Now! Drama Company in London, and has directed 8 productions on the London fringe, including Electra (The Courtyard Theatre, London) and his self penned comedy plays That Happy Feeling! at the Broadway Studio Theatre and The Adventures of Royston Cockfosters at the Greenwich Playhouse. He also directed Something Wicked This Way Comes at Greenwich Playhouse, London, West End Gold (Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man), Beyond Therapy at Swansea Grand Theatre, The Tragedy of Federico Garcia Lorca, Mind Games, The Passion of Henrik Ibsen and Cowards Way (Broadway Studio Theatre) and The Tempest, Agamemnon, The Crucible, Three Sisters, An Ideal Husband, Peer Gynt, Antigone (Anouilh), SummerFolk (Gorky), Dr Faustus, Medea (Euripides) and Strange Interlude in New York for AD/NY/VoiceBank productions and Iphigenia at Aulis (Boston University).
Radio work includes: Torvald in 'A Dolls House', Iachimo in 'Cymbeline', Andre in 'Three Sisters', Solness in 'The Master Builder', Leonard Woolf in ' Leonard & Virginia', Edgar in 'The Dance of Death', Leontes in The Winter's Tale and Zeus in 'Gods Almighty!'
In January 2017 he performed his one man show Here Goes in New York, off Broadway. He works regularly as an actor, director, tutor and TV & Radio voice-over artist in London, Germany, Milan, Copenhagen, Spain, Dallas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston and New York.
He was bestowed a special Niace/First Direct Drama Teaching and Directing Award for excellence in January 2017 and won his second Directing award in March 2019.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Liz Shepherd
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- Daniel Hunt (NY 2015)
- Daniel Hunt NY AD 2016