Daniel Mays

Biography: Mays was raised in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, by his electrician father and bank cashier mother and is one of four. He attended the Italia Conti stage school before going on to win a place at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Since graduating from RADA in 2000 May's has appeared in a number of supporting roles ranging from bit parts in soaps like Eastenders to playing a pilot in Pearl Harbour (2001). His most notable role, as a young heroin addict released from jail, in the improvised BBC drama Rehab landed him the Best Actor Award at the Palmare-Reims Television Festival in 2003. He has starred in shows for BBC3 (BBC Three's Funland, Channel Four (Plus One) and MTV (Top Buzzer). He has since landed himself appearances in films such as Atonement (2007), and White Girl and The Bank Job (both 2008). In addition to his TV and film work, Mays has also starred in six stage plays at London's Royal Court Theatre which include Ladybird, Motortown, The Winterling and Scarborough.

In 2009 his appearance in the independent British movie Shifty won him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the British Independent Film Awards.

He has a young son, Mylo Burton-Mays, and lives in Crouch End, North London.
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Daniel Mays' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 63
Highest Metascore: 83 Vera Drake
Lowest Metascore: 47 A Good Year
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
10 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
63 Mr. Nobody Nov 1, 2013 Young Journalist 8.3
68 The Secret Life of Words Dec 15, 2006 Martin 8.2
83 Vera Drake Oct 10, 2004 Sid 8.2
68 The Adventures of Tintin Dec 21, 2011 Allan 7.7
69 The Bank Job Mar 7, 2008 Dave Shilling 7.6
66 Byzantium Jun 28, 2013 Cast / Noel 7.4
65 Made in Dagenham Nov 19, 2010 Eddie / Eddie O'Grady 7.1
47 A Good Year Nov 10, 2006 Bert The Doorman 6.7
49 Welcome to the Punch Mar 27, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Nathan Bartnick 6.1
52 Nanny McPhee Returns Aug 20, 2010 Blenkinsop 5.2
tbd Frankenstein Oct 2, 2015 Barnaby tbd