Danny was born in Canning Town, East London on 24th July 1977. He had a fairly typical East End upbringing, and would probably never have entered acting if he hadn't been spotted at his local Sunday School by an agent who auditioned him for the part of Martin Fletcher in the acclaimed Granada Television series Prime Suspect. At the age of 14 he was given the part and found himself working along side Helen Mirren.
Danny subsequently appeared in a variety of television productions including Cadfael, The Ward, A Touch of Frost and Loved Up. This was followed by performances as Alec in Central Television's Thief Takers, and then twice as Gary Fox in Carlton's award winning series Soldier Soldier and the much loved Foyle's War.
After a bit of a quiet spell the work started to come in again and Danny found himself much in demand. Films, television series, chat shows and charity appearances were flooding in making Danny one of the most recognised London actors in the country, epitomising all that is best in English acting.
Danny is also a seasoned theatre actor, treading the boards in both London and New York in a number of high-profile productions, including Harold Pinter's No Man's Land and Peter Gill's Certain Young Men. More recently he appeared in Harold Pinter's The Homecoming and Roy Smiles' highly successful Kurt & Sid.
The last few years has seen a massive increase in demand for Danny's work with over a dozen movie releases, several high profile television dramas and documentaries and a marked rise in public awareness, culminating in his move to Eastends December 2013 playing Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter and hosting prime time game show The Wall.
Very proud of his roots, Danny still lives in the London area with his wife and three children, surrounded by the family and close friends that are so important to him and his success.