Dustin Demri-Burns

Writer, Actor

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Photograph: Benjamin Tietge

Acting

Associate Agent: Isaac Storm

Acting

Known as one half of the BAFTA-nominated and British Comedy Award-winning act, Cardinal Burns, Dustin Demri-Burns is a writer-performer who has also established himself as a versatile and in demand actor. He has amassed an impressive list of credits over the past several years, from major studio comedy movies to critically lauded, internationally successful dramas.

Dustin recently wrapped filming on SLOW HORSES, a television adaption of Mick Herron’s Slough House books, for Apple TV+, playing the regular role of Min Harper opposite Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas. Both the show and Dustin have received excellent reviews.

“(Dustin Demri-Burns and Rosalind Eleazar) whose charged flirting makes for some of the show’s most charming moments”   Variety

“Dustin Demri-Burns as Min and Rosalind Eleazar as Louisa have continually delivered dynamic chemistry and a sense of dark humour to offset some of the more sombre moments, it will be a treat to continue to see this relationship develop across later series” – Flickering Myth

In early 2022, Dustin filmed AM I BEING UNREASONABLE for BBC One, in which he plays the male lead role of Dan. He is currently filming a regular role in FLATSHARE for Paramount+, alongside Anthony Walsh and Jessica Brown Findlay.

Dustin also recently reprised his role of Voltaire in the second season of Hulu’s hit Primetime Emmy nominated comedy THE GREAT, and completed filming the third series of Jez Butterworth’s historical fantasy series BRITANNIA for Sky, playing the role of lascivious villain Blain. Other recent credits include a guest role in Samson Kayo’s comedy BLOODS for Roughcut with Jane Horrocks, as Fred in Tom Davis’ KING GARY for BBC One and dual roles Miles/Dr Kettering in TRUTHSEEKERS, the latest comedy horror output from Nick Pegg and Simon Frost for Amazon Prime.

Other Television credits include; his regular, reprised role of Simon in Roisin Conaty’s seven part series, GAMEFACE, which aired on Channel 4 in the UK and Hulu in the US and received rave reviews and also a return to his regular role Julian in Jamie Demetriou's hit C4 show, STATH LETS FLATS (the second series won three BAFTAs, including Best Scripted Comedy) and the regular role of Danny Smith opposite Idris Elba in Netflix's TURN UP CHARLIE. He also appeared in David Heyman's acclaimed BBC thriller, THE CAPTURE, provided the voice to Daudran in Louis Leterrier's remake of the DARK CRYSTAL featuring an all-star international cast and the  regular role of Will in Series 1 and  2 of Sky One’s comedy SICK NOTE, opposite Nick Frost and Rupert Grint; Sky were so pleased with the series that they ordered a second before the first had aired. Further to this, Sky Arts’ HITLER THE ARTIST, with Iwan Rheon and Rupert Grint; ASYLUM, with Ben Miller; and PEAKY BLINDERS, with Cilian Murphy.

Dustin’s Film credits include, the prominent role of Viktor in Lionsgate’s feature THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME with Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon, directed by Susanna Fogel and Crazy Cedric in HORRIBLE HISTORIES: THE MOVIE. He also featured in the lead role in the feature, TALES FROM THE LODGE, opposite Mackenzie Crook, Sophie Thompson & Johnny Vegas.

Dustin's comedy act's eponymous show, CARDINAL BURNS, aired for two seasons on E4 and Channel 4. The Huffington Post wrote the following about their E4 and Channel 4 Sketch show: “It’s a new classic...and may well be the best new comedy sketch show to come out of Britain since The Fast Show.”

Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME

Harry

Andrew Gaynord

Totally Tom Films Ltd.

HORRIBLE HISTORIES

Crazy Cedric

Dominic Brigstocke

BBC

THE VOYAGE OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE

Push Me Pull Me

Stephen Gaghan

Universal Pictures

TALES FROM THE LODGE

Paul

Abigail Blackmore

Hook Pictures

THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME

Viktor

Susanna Fogel

Imagine Entertainment

THE ORGY (Short)

Gary

Allgood Films

KILL YOUR FRIENDS

David Schnieder

Owen Harris

Unigram

ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA

Danny Sinclair

Declan Lowney

Baby Cow Films

PRADA AND PREJUDICE (Short)

Clown

Tom Edmunds

OUT OF THE SHADOWS (Short)

Boy in Graveyard

Warren Hooper

BBC

NIGHTSWIMMING (Short)

Young Man

Manuela Mancini

Big Film Shorts

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

AM I BEING UNREASONABLE

Dan

Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli

BBC One

ELLIE AND NATASIA

Sean

Andrew Gaynord

BBC Three

FLATSHARE

Phil

Peter Cattaneo

BBC

SLOW HORSES

Min Harper

James Hawes

See-Saw Films

EMBANKMENT

Min Harper

Various

Apple TV

THE GREAT S2

Voltaire

Various

Thruline Entertainment

BRITANNIA SERIES 3

Blain

Various

Neal Street Productions/Sky/Amazon Studios

BLOODS

Crackhead John

Will Sinclair

Roughcut TV

THE GREAT

Voltaire

Various

Hulu

TRUTH SEEKERS

Miles Kettering

James Le Frond

Amazon

KING GARY

Fred

Jim FIeld Smith

BBC

URBAN MYTH: BACKSTAGE AT LIVE AID

Francis Rossi

John Hardwick

Sky

ISLAND OF DREAMS

Brian Cox

Matt Lipsey

BBC

THE CAPTURE

Francis

Ben Chanan

Heyday/BBC/NBC

TURN UP CHARLIE

Danny Smith

Tristam Shapeero, Matt Lipsey

Brown Eyed Boy

STATH LETS FLATS

Julian

Tom Kingsley

Roughcut TV

SICK NOTE

Will

Matt Lipsey

Sky Atlantic

GAMEFACE

Simon

Andrew Chaplin

Objective Productions / E4

CARDINAL BURNS S2

Various

Ben Taylor

Channel 4

URBAN MYTHS: HITLER THE ARTIST

Josef

Dan Zeff

Sky

PEAKY BLINDERS

Monsieur Silk

Steven Knight (creator)

Tiger Aspect Productions

DRUNK HISTORY: UK

Various

Steve Connelly, Tom McKay

Comedy Central

ASYLUM

Ludo

Kayvan Novak, Tom Thostrup

BBC 4

PSYCHOBITCHES

Various

Jeremy Dyson

Sky Arts 1

BAD EDUCATION

Philip

Elliot Hegarty, Ben Gosling Fuller

Tiger Aspect Productions

CARDINAL BURNS

Various

Ben Taylor

E4

THE MIMIC

Computer Geek

Kieron Hawkes

Running Bare Pictures

SPY

Didier

Simeon Goulden (creator)

Hat Trick Productions

LIFE'S TOO SHORT

Best Man

Warren Davis, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

BBC

10 MINUTE TALES

Clumsy Medic

Tim Whitby, Jeremy Brock

Endor Productions

LOVE SOUP

Kenny

David Renwick

BBC

SAXONDALE

Brian May

John Henderson, Matt Lipsey

Baby Cow Productions

HYPERDRIVE

Queppu Warrior

John Henderson

BBC

TURN UP CHARLIE

Tristram Shapeero

Brown Eyes Boy | Netflix

Radio

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

CARDINAL BURNS PRESENTS...DEAN AND MURF

Various

Julian Barratt

BBC Radio 2

Other

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

HARRY POTTER FOR KINECT (Voice)

Professor Flitwick

Mike Botham

Eurocom Entertainment Software