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"Stage One was the place it all started for me. A truly fantastic dance and stage group which allows kids to express there talents, hone their technique and gain confidence in a friendly, fun and inspiring atmosphere. Caroline and all her team gave me the opportunity and platform to develop as a performer, and supported me every step of the way. For that I will be eternally grateful. It is such a honour and privilege to be their Patron". 


Daniel Mays trained at RADA. Early career credits include Pearl Harbour and Mike Leigh’s films 'All or Nothing' and 'Vera Drake'. Further prolific feature film credits include Joe Wright’s 'Atonement', 'The Bank Job', 'Shifty' (for which he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the British Independent Film Awards in 2008), 'Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang', 'Made in Dagenham', 'Welcome to the Punch', and Steven Spielberg’s 'The Adventures of Tintin'. Daniel also stars in Neil Jordan’s forthcoming feature film 'Byzantium'.


Daniel’s numerous and prolific television credits include the leading role of Ronnie Biggs in 'Mrs Biggs' for ITV, and the leading role of Eddie in Tony Marchant’s three-part drama 'Public Enemies' for BBC. Further credits include 'Antonia Bird’s Rehab', for which he was subsequently awarded Best Actor at the Palmare-Reims Television Festival in 2004, 'Half Broken Things', Abi Morgan’s BAFTA award-winning drama 'White Girl', 'Red Riding', 'The Street', 'Treasure Island', 'Doctor Who', and series lead roles in 'Funland', 'Plus One,' and the final series of 'Ashes to Ashes' and 'Outcasts' for BBC. 


Leading theatre credits include Patsy in Jez Butterworth’s 'The Winterling', and Danny in Simon Stephens’ 'Motortown,' roles that were created by both playwrights specifically for Daniel, both for the Royal Court Theatre. Further recent credits include 'Scarborough', also for the Royal Court, and the role of Jake in Bijan Sheibani’s production of Harold Pinter’s play, 'Moonlight', at the Donmar Warehouse. Most recently he has played the role of Jamie in E.V Crowe’s play 'Hero' at the Royal Court, and has also recently starred as Ferdinand Gadd in Joe Wright’s theatre directing debut 'Trelawny of the Wells' at the Donmar Warehouse.


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