Daniel Mays



Place of birth:

Epping, Essex, England, UK:


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.

Film Credits

1917 (2019)
as Sergeant Sanders
Fisherman’s Friends (2019)
as Danny
The Interrogation of Tony Martin (2018)
as DC Peters
My Dinner with Hervé (2018)
as Casey
Two for Joy (2018)
as Lias
Mother's Day (2018)
as Colin Parry
Swimming with Men (2018)
as Colin
Against the Law (2017)
as Peter Wildeblood
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
as Tivik
The Limehouse Golem (2016)
as George Flood
The Infiltrator (2016)
as Frankie
Dad's Army (2016)
as Private Walker
Victor Frankenstein (2015)
as Barnaby
Common (2014)
as Tommy Ward
Welcome to the Punch (2013)
as Nathan Bartnick
Byzantium (2012)
as Noel
Mrs Biggs (2012)
as Ronald Biggs
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
as Allan / Pirate Flunky #1 (voice)
Made in Dagenham (2010)
as Eddie O'Grady
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010)
as Blenkinsop
Mr. Nobody (2009)
as Young Journalist
The Firm (2009)
as Yeti
Shifty (2009)
as Chris
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983 (2009)
as Michael Myshikin
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)
as Michael Myshkin
Consuming Passion (2008)
as Charles Boon
White Girl (2008)
as Stevie
The Bank Job (2008)
as Dave Shilling
Half Broken Things (2007)
as Michael
Atonement (2007)
as Tommy Nettle
Consent (2007)
as Steve
A Good Year (2006)
as Bert the Doorman
Middletown (2006)
The Secret Life of Words (2005)
as Martin
Class of '76 (2005)
as DS Steven Grant
The Best Man (2005)
as Pool Guy
Beneath the Skin (2005)
as Moz Burnside
Vera Drake (2004)
as Sid
Rehab (2003)
Tipping the Velvet (2002)
as Jimmy Burns
All or Nothing (2002)
as Jason
Dead Casual (2002)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
as Pilot