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Phil Daniels is a Actor British born on 25 october 1958 at Islington (United-kingdom)

Phil Daniels

Phil Daniels
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Birth name Philip William Daniels
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 25 october 1958 (62 years) at Islington (United-kingdom)

Philip William "Phil" Daniels (born 25 October 1958 in Islington) is an English actor, most noted for film and television roles as Londoners such as Jimmy Cooper in Quadrophenia, Richards in Scum, Stewart in The Class of Miss MacMichael, Danny in Breaking Glass, Mark in Meantime, Billy the Kid in Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire, Kevin Wicks in EastEnders, DCS Frank Patterson in New Tricks and Grandad Trotter in the Only Fools and Horses prequel Rock & Chips. He is also known for featuring on Blur's 1994 hit single "Parklife".


Daniels had a long-term relationship with Jan Stevens, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2012. The couple had one daughter, Ella (born c. 1990). He is a Chelsea F.C. fan.

Week #


Judges' score








Waltz / I Have Nothing









Johnny Jones

Weekes' Revenge
Brian Harris


Free Jimmy
Gaz, English language version released in 2008

Goodbye Charlie Bright

Chicken Run

Last Christmas

Still Crazy
Neil Gaydon

The Bride

Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire
Billy the Kid

Mark Pollock

Breaking Glass

Zulu Dawn

Jimmy Cooper


The Class of Miss MacMichael

Scum (Banned BBC version)

Bugsy Malone

Television work
Was It Something I Said? (1 episode, 2013) — Himself - Guest Narrator
Rock & Chips (3 episodes, 2010–2011) — Grandad Ted Trotter
New Tricks (2 episodes, 2009–2010) — D.C.S. Frank Paterson
Midsomer Murders (1 episode, 2010) — Teddy Molloy
The 100 Greatest World Cup Moments of All Time! (voice)
Breakfast (2 episodes, 2008–2010) — Himself
Blur: Live at Hyde Park, London - 2 July 2009 (2010) — Himself - Guest Vocals
Loose Women (3 episodes, 2008–2010) — Himself
Agatha Christie Poirot (1 episode, 2009) — Inspector Hardcastle
Misfits (1 episode, 2009) — as Keith the Dog (Voice)
The Podge and Rodge Show (1 episode, 2009) — Himself
Mastermind (1 episode, 2009) — Himself
Strictly Come Dancing (4 episodes, 2008) — Himself
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (1 episode, 2008) — Himself
The ONE Show (1 episode, 2008) — Himself
Would I Lie to You? (1 episode, 2008) — Himself
EastEnders (208 episodes, 2006–2008) — Kevin Wicks
Children in Need (1 episode, 2007) — Himself - Performer
British Film Forever (2 episodes, 2007) — Himself
The British Soap Awards 2007 (2007) — Himself
The 50 Greatest Television Dramas (2007) — Himself
A Question of Sport (1 episode, 2006) — Himself
Cast & Crew (1 episode, 2005) — Himself
Wickham Road (2005) — Narrator
Outlaws (12 episodes, 2004) — Bruce Dunbar
Waking the Dead (1 episode, 2004) — Det Supt Andy Bulmer
The Long Firm (2004) — Jimmy
Time Gentlemen Please (36 episodes, 2000–2002) — Terry Brooks
Goodbye Charlie Bright (2001) — Eddie
Gimme Gimme Gimme (TV) (1 episode, 2000) — Freddy Windrush
Nasty Neighbours (2000) — Robert Chapman
Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll (TV) (1999) — Larry Valentine
Sex & Chocolate (TV film) (1997) — Ian Bodger
Holding On (1997) — Gary Rickey
Sunnyside Farm (1997) — Raymond Sunnyside
The World of Lee Evans (1995) - Hitcher
One Foot in the Grave: The Wisdom Of The Witch (1995) — Melvin
Bad Behaviour (1993) — Nunn Brother
The Pickwick Papers (1985) — Sam Weller
Meantime (TV/Film) (1984) — Mark Pollock
I Remember Nelson (TV) (1982) — Will Blackie
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1981) — Puck
Raven (1977) — Raven
The Flockton Flyer (1976, broadcast 1977) — Don Davis
Four Idle Hands (1976) — Mike Dudds
The Molly Wopsies (1976) — Alan Musgrove
The Tin Drum (1999) - Oskar Matzerath
On The Ceiling - Saturday Play, BBC Radio 4, 7 February 2009
Aladdin Sheffield Lyceum
Fresh Kills
True West
The Green Man
The Winter's Tale
Dealer's Choice
The Closing Number
Johnny Oil Strikes Back
The Lucky Ones
The Merchant of Venice
The Jew of Malta
Measure for Measure
The Revenger's Tragedy
A Clockwork Orange
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
The Beggar's Opera
The God of Soho
Antony and Cleopatra
Les Miserables
Phil Daniels + The Cross (Phil Daniels + The Cross) (1979)
"Kill Another Night" (Phil Daniels + The Cross) (1979)
"Penultimate Person" (Phil Daniels + The Cross) (1980, Europe only)
The Stranglers and Friends Live at The Rainbow. Phil Daniels is one of the singers in place of Hugh Cornwell, The Stranglers' lead singer who was imprisoned at the time (1980)
"Parklife" (Blur featuring Phil Daniels) (1994)
'Me, White Noise' (song) on Think Tank (Blur featuring Phil Daniels) (2003)
"Free Rock and Roll" from the film "Vinyl" (Phil Daniels, Keith Allen and The Alarm) (2013)

Best films

Chicken Run (2000)

Usually with

Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(5 films)
Peter Lord
Peter Lord
(2 films)
Nick Park
Nick Park
(2 films)
Brian Gibson
Brian Gibson
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Phil Daniels (20 films)

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Vinyl (2012)
, 1h25
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Phil Daniels, Keith Allen, Jamie Blackley, Perry Benson, Alexa Davies
Roles Johnny Jones
Rating60% 3.001093.001093.001093.001093.00109
The film follows the fortunes of washed-up punk rocker Johnny Jones (Phil Daniels) and his attempts to make a comeback into the British music charts. After a drunken session with his old bandmates, Johnny records what he feels could be a hit. However, faced with record company executives who no longer see him or his music as relevant, he hires a group of fresh-faced youngsters to film a video in which they mime to his music. The result is a record contract and a single racing up the charts. All goes well until the real band decide they want more recognition for their work. Due to a conflict between Minto, played by Keith Allen and Johnny Jones, it is not long before the truth is exposed. Suddenly, the media focus is back on Johnny and his fight for equality in the music business. This leads to a comedic finale and a heartwarming ending.
The Clocks
The Clocks (2011)
, 1h40
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors David Suchet, Olivia Grant, Anna Skellern, Tom Burke, Victoria Wicks, Jaime Winstone
Roles Ispettore Hardcastle
Rating78% 3.9347253.9347253.9347253.9347253.934725
La jeune dactylographe Sheila Webb découvre le cadavre d'un homme dans le salon d'une aveugle qui l'aurait engagée. En se ruant dehors elle tombe sur le Lieutenant Race qui enquête sur une affaire d'espionnage. Celui-ci va appeler l'ami de son père, Poirot, pour l'aider à comprendre pourquoi toutes les pendules sont arrêtées sur 4h13...
No Distance Left to Run, 1h44
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Phil Daniels
Roles Himself
Rating78% 3.937253.937253.937253.937253.93725
En juillet 2009, le groupe phare de la pop anglaise faisait un retour triomphant sur scène lors de deux énormes concerts à Hyde Park à Londres, devant plus de 100 000 personnes (et également lors d'un concert à Lyon quelques semaines plus tard). L'énergie du groupe au grand complet, l'émotion des fans après neuf ans d'attente, tout était réuni pour faire des ces shows les plus exceptionnels et inoubliables de leur carrière. Ce concert en images, tant attendu, est enfin disponible sur ce disque. On y retrouve également un documentaire sur l'aventure Blur, des débuts de leur carrière dans les années 80 à leur reformation en 2009, avec des images d'archives inédites et des interviews et images fraîches du groupe.
Freebird (2008)
, 1h36
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Laila Rouass, Phil Daniels, Peter Bowles, Marcus Gilbert
Roles Grouch
Rating55% 2.759232.759232.759232.759232.75923
Three friends, Fred (Stretch), Tyg (Bell) and Grouch (Daniels), set out on a motorcycle trip to Wales in order to bring back a haul of cannabis for Fred's friend The Chairman (Bowles). What was meant to be a nice weekend in the country soon turns into an ordeal.
Free Jimmy
Free Jimmy (2006)
, 1h26
Origin Norvege
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Environmental films, Politique, Political films
Actors Woody Harrelson, Simon Pegg, Phil Daniels, Emilia Fox, Kyle MacLachlan, Jay Simpson
Roles Gaz (voice)
Rating59% 2.997232.997232.997232.997232.99723
The events of the original movie take place entirely in Norway; in the English-language version of the movie, the story begins in Britain, and ends up in Norway with the traveling circus.
Goodbye Charlie Bright, 1h27
Directed by Nick Love
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Phil Daniels, Danny Dyer, Paul Nicholls, Roland Manookian, David Thewlis, Jamie Foreman
Roles Eddie
Rating63% 3.1513853.1513853.1513853.1513853.151385
Charlie drifts through life as he and his friends enjoy a lifestyle of house parties, casual sex and drugs. However, after breaking into a house to rob it, Charlie finds a gun (they found the keys and address in a handbag they had recently stolen). During the robbery, three of the friends (Charlie, Justin and Damien) accidentally awaken the owner, a hefty Jamaican man who promptly chases them into the street with a golf club. The trio escape, much to the amusement of Justin and Damien. However, despite Charlie promising to tell Justin everything, he decides to keep the gun a secret.
Chicken Run, 1h24
Directed by Nick Park, Peter Lord
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Environmental films, Prison films, Transport films, Aviation films, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Julia Sawalha, Mel Gibson, Timothy Spall, Phil Daniels, Benjamin Whitrow, Tony Haygarth
Roles Fetcher (voice)
Rating69% 3.497113.497113.497113.497113.49711
Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy run a failing chicken farm in Yorkshire; the chickens are caged in the style of a prison camp with a high fence and barbed wire, with two dogs that patrol the grounds. As their chickens are producing fewer eggs, Mrs. Tweedy comes up with the idea of converting their product from eggs to chicken pies, and orders a large automatic pie maker.
Still Crazy, 1h32
Directed by Brian Gibson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Stephen Rea, Bill Nighy, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly, Jimmy Nail, Juliet Aubrey
Roles Neil Gaydon
Rating70% 3.54823.54823.54823.54823.5482
The band Strange Fruit performs at the 1977 Wisbech Rock Festival. Hughie Case tells how, due to the pursuit of "fame, fortune and fornication" – and the drug overdose of their original singer, Keith Lovell – this is their last performance. After various issues, the band prematurely ends their performance, frustrated over competing egos and various members' lack of self-control.
Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire, 1h35
Directed by Alan Clarke
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Horror, Musical, Western
Themes Sports films, Musical films
Actors Phil Daniels, Bruce Payne, Alun Armstrong, Don Henderson, Richard Ridings, Caroline Quentin
Roles Billy the Kid
Rating55% 2.770732.770732.770732.770732.77073
Billy the Kid is a young, up-and-coming snooker player. His manager, T.O. (The One), a compulsive gambler, falls into debt with psychopathic loanshark the Wednesday Man, who offers to cancel T.O's debt if he can arrange a 17-frame grudge snooker match between Billy, and the reigning world champion Maxwell Randall (popularly known as the Green Baize Vampire).
The Bride
The Bride (1985)
, 1h54
Directed by Franc Roddam
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about computing, Films based on science fiction novels, Frankenstein films, Cyberpunk films
Actors Sting, Jennifer Beals, Clancy Brown, Geraldine Page, Anthony Higgins, David Rappaport
Roles Bela
Rating54% 2.7019352.7019352.7019352.7019352.701935
The film begins with Baron Charles Frankenstein (Sting), his monster (Clancy Brown), Dr. Zalhus (Quentin Crisp), and his assistant Paulus (Timothy Spall) creating a female mate named Eva (Jennifer Beals) for the monster. Eva is physically identical to a human and lacking the deformities of the monster. As such, she is revolted by the monster and rejects him. This causes the monster to fly into a rage and destroy Frankenstein's laboratory. Frankenstein, believing himself and Eva to be the only survivors, flees with her back to Castle Frankenstein. He tells everyone, including Eva, that she was an amnesiac he found in the woods. There he decides to take Eva for himself and pursues the goal of making her a perfect human mate.
Meantime (1984)
, 1h52
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Skinheads
Actors Tim Roth, Marion Bailey, Phil Daniels, Gary Oldman, Pam Ferris, Alfred Molina
Roles Mark
Rating71% 3.594793.594793.594793.594793.59479
Le film constitue une « étude d'un point de vue sentimental de l'état du monde à une période donnée » selon Mike Leigh lui-même. La période en question est le thatchérisme, caractérisé par le chômage de masse. Le film mêle en permanence le tragique au comique.
Breaking Glass, 1h44
Directed by Brian Gibson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Hazel O'Connor, Phil Daniels, Jon Finch, Jonathan Pryce, Mark Wingett, Gary Tibbs
Roles Danny
Rating68% 3.445443.445443.445443.445443.44544
The film depicts the rise and fall of Kate (Hazel O'Connor), an angry but creative young singer and songwriter. At the beginning of the film, she is discovered by Danny (Phil Daniels), a young man who desperately wants to become a promoter of music bands but is stuck working for another agent (who forces him to buy hundreds of copies of the singles of one of his artists, Suzie Sapphire, to fix the music charts). Danny takes an active part in controlling Kate's career, impressed with her talent if not her band, whom he promptly fires. He arranges auditions and reaches out to former friends, and in doing so Kate's new band, Breaking Glass is formed. Breaking Glass consists of Kate on vocals and keyboard, best friends Tony (Mark Wingett) and Dave (Gary Tibbs) on lead and bass guitar respectively, the drug-addicted and partially deaf Ken (Jonathan Pryce) on saxophone and the 'mental' Mick (Peter-Hugo Daly) on drums.
Quadrophenia, 2h
Directed by Franc Roddam
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Motocyclette, Musical films, Films based on operas
Actors Phil Daniels, Mark Wingett, Phil Davis, Leslie Ash, Ray Winstone, Toyah Willcox
Roles James Michael 'Jimmy' Cooper
Rating72% 3.649383.649383.649383.649383.64938
The film, set in 1964, follows the story of Jimmy Cooper (Phil Daniels), a London Mod. Disillusioned by his parents and a job as a post room boy in an advertising firm, Jimmy finds an outlet for his teenage angst with his Mod friends Dave (Mark Wingett), Chalky (Philip Davis) and Spider (Gary Shail). One of the Mods' rivals, the Rockers, is in fact Jimmy's childhood friend, Kevin (Ray Winstone). An assault by aggressive Rockers on Spider leads to a retaliation attack on Kevin. Jimmy participates in the assault, but when he realises the victim is Kevin, he doesn't help him, instead driving away on his scooter.