Dustin Demri-Burns

Writer, Actor, Director

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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 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. 

In 2019, Dustin reprised his regular role of Simon in Roisin Conaty’s seven part series, GAMEFACE, the first series of which aired on E4/Hulu and received rave reviews. He also returned to his regular role in Jamie Demetriou's hit C4 show, STATH LETS FLATS and has recently filmed a regular role in David Heyman's upcoming BBC thriller, THE CAPTURE. 

In 2018, he filmed the regular role of Danny Smith opposite Idris Elba in Netflix's TURN UP CHARLIE; prior to this he filmed the prominent role of Viktor in Lionsgate’s feature THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME with Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon. The film was directed by Susanna Fogel and had a wide release. Other recent film credits include THE VOYAGE OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE, which will star Robert Downey Jr., and HORRIBLE HISTORIES: THE MOVIE. 

Dustin also filmed a lead role in the feature film, TALES FROM THE LODGE, opposite Mackenzie Crook, Sophie Thompson and Johnny Vegas, and a regular role in Series 1 and Series 2 of Sky One’s 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.

Other credits include feature KILL YOUR FRIENDS, which starred Nicholas Hoult; Sky Arts’ HITLER THE ARTIST, with Iwan Rheon and Rupert Grint; ASYLUM, with Ben Miller; and PEAKY BLINDERS, with Cilian Murphy.

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

HORRIBLE HISTORIES

Crazy Cedric

Dominic Brigstocke

BBC

THE VOYAGE OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE

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

URBAN MYTH: BACKSTAGE AT LIVE AID

Francis Rossi

John Hardwick

Sky

ISLAND OF DREAMS

Brian Cox

Matt Lipsey

BBC

THE CAPTURE

Francis

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