Daniel Ward

Writer and Actor

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Film, TV & Theatre

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Assistant: Tessa Schiller

Film, TV & Theatre

Daniel is a writer and actor from South London. A graduate of the NYT and LAMDA, he has performed in theatre’s all over the country whilst continually writing and honing his artistic voice. This led to his debut play THE CANARY AND THE CROW which opened at this year's Edinburgh Fringe 2019 to rousing accolades and sold out performances. It went on to receive the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence before embarking on a UK tour, which included a run at Theatre Royal Stratford East.  

He is currently developing an exciting selection of new work across theatre, film and television.

 

Praise for THE CANARY & THE CROW -

"a vibrant schooling in identity issues"  The Guardian

"...an absolute banger of a Fringe piece with some solid laughs provided throughout – Middle Child continuing to prove itself as a company worth listening to, and Ward a powerful voice for contemporary theatre-making."  WhatsOnStage.com

"...makes a socio-political point without ever feeling like a lecture or a lesson, particularly difficult to do given the setting. And while harbouring a poignant message, Ward's exuberance and infectious smile are more than enough to get the audience to its feet with joy and jubilation."  BroadwayWorld.com

"...a driving energy that pulls you along, led by a masterful, intensely personal performance by Ward himself."  BritishTheatre.com

"Ward's script doesn't provide a solution but instead inspires the solidarity that is necessary to overcome these divisions. The audience was on their feet before the show was even finished in this outstanding piece of politically charged theatre"  The List 

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE CANARY & THE CROW

2019

Middle Child Theatre

- Writer/Performer
- Edinburgh Fringe 2019: Winner of the Brighton Fringe Award
- WGGB Awards 2019: Winner of the Best Play for Young Audiences Award
- Alfred Fagon 2020 Awards: Longlisted

Acting

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

THE FIRST

Marcus/Simeon

Emily Jenkins

Vault Festival

THE CANARY AND THE CROW

The Bird

Paul Smith

Arcola Theatre

THE CANARY AND THE CROW

The Bird

Paul Smith

Middlechild Theatre and Paines Plough

NORA: A DOLL'S HOUSE

Daniel

Elizabeth Freestone

Citizen's Theatre

AWAKE IN PROGRESS

Performer

Elizabeth Bacon and Joel Samuels

Vaults Festival

HEARING THINGS

Innocent/Patrick

Jim Pope

Omnibus Theatre

ABIGAIL'S PARTY

Tony Cooper

Amanda Huxtable

Hull Truck

DIVAS

Damien

Paul Smith

Fine Mess Theatre

THE BABERSHOP CHRONICLES

Kwabena/Muhammed/Wole

Simon Godwin

Fuel Theatre

THE AMEN CORNER

Ensemble

Rufus Norris

National Theatre

THE THIN LINE INBETWEEN

Leon

TOm Attenborough

Old Vic New Voices/Waterloo East

THERE'S NO DRAMA WITHOUT CONFLICT

Jay

Hamish Macdougall

24 Hour Plays: Old Vic New Voices

THE IRONS

Rob Marshall

Lauren Bracewell

Tristan Bates Theatre

OUR COUNTRYS GOOD

Black Caesar/Aborigine

Lauren Bracewell

Tristan Bates Theatre

A GLORIOUSLY MUCKY BUSINESS

Phil

Elizabeth Freestone

LAMDA

ARCADIA

Jellaby

Sarah Esdaile

LAMDA

DEALER'S CHOICE

Sweeney

Aaron Mullen

LAMDA

SOME VOICES

Dave

James Kerr

LAMDA

THE SEAGULL

Yevgeny Dorn

Jenny Lipman

LAMDA

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

First Lord Dumaine

John Link

LAMDA

THE DOUBLE DEALER

Lord Touchwood

Nicky Henson

LAMDA

MEDEA

Chorus

John Baxter

LAMDA

THE WHITE DEVIL

Brachiano

Colin Cook

LAMDA

TARTUFFE

Tartuffe

James Kerr

LAMDA

EYE'BALLS

Mr Brown

Gbolahan Obiesesan

National Youth Theatre

FATHERS INSIDE

Dom

Jim Pope

Playing Up

TORY BOYZ

Ray

Guy Hargreaves

National Youth Theatre

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

Angelo

Joel Scott

National Youth Theatre

WHITE BOY

Ensemble

Juliet Knight

National Youth Theatre

Rehearsed Reading

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

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Malachi

Suba Das

Curve Theatre

BOXER, BEETLE

The Welshman

Lauren Bracewell

Richmix

REDEMPTION

One

Tara Robinson

DAD(DIE)

Isaac

Tinuke Craig

Talawa

Workshop

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

MASTERCLASS

Othello

Danny Sapani

Theatre Royal Haymarket

THE EVENTS

Choir

Ramin Gray

ATC Theatre

POMEGRANTE

Naz

Stef O'Driscoll

Old Vic New Voices

Short Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

THE RIVERS MOUTH

Mike

Deborah Paige

LAMDA