Daniel Mays

Line of Duty

Daniel Mays took part in interviews with current and previous cast members ahead of the premiere of Line of Duty Series 6 on 21 March 2021.

Empire Magazine – on newsstands now and will be online soon. Check your usual App Store to purchase and download the digital issue in the meantime.

Empire Magazine- May 2021 Issue

The Independent Line of Duty guest stars: ‘No one is safe – Jed can kill characters left, right and centre’

You can catch with all series of Line of Duty on BBC iPlayer including Daniel Mays incredible BAFTA nominated lead role as Danny Waldron in series 3 .

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The Lovejoy Hour Podcast – 15 Question with Daniel Mays

The Lovejoy Hour Podcast has another fantastic interview with Daniel Mays. Danny answers 15 questions including how he became an actor, best moment of his career, most outstanding fashion moment – we are forever wanting to see the legendary green coat!!, how he’s holding up during the lockdowns, what it’s like to be famous, his happiest moment, and more.

Listen to Danny’s episode on The Lovejoy Hour on via the usual podcasts apps and websites.

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Temple Series 2 First Look Trailer

And just like that, we have the first look trailer for Sky’s Temple series 2!

Starring Daniel Mays, Mark Strong, and Carice Van Houten series 2 immediately picks up where things left off with Beth having woken from her coma and very much aware of her husband’s suspicious behaviour, Eve reeling to discover her mother has been alive all this time, Lee falling in with a charismatic activist and Anna luring patients down to the clinic for illegal drug trials, life is only going to get more insane…

New cast members include Rhys Ifans joining as a “dubious and deeply unpredictable medical fixer” called Gubby, Michael Smiley playing his “poetic but frequently inebriated assistant” Dermot, Ruthxjiah Bellenea, Mandeep Dhillon, Jamie Michie, Will Keen, and Gbemisola Ikumelo.

Temple was recommissioned by Sky in 2019 and recently completed filming with strict Coronavirus restrictions.

Temple series 2 coming to Sky & NOWTV in 2021.

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#MomentsofJoy

Daniel Mays announced today that he is part of the #MomentsofJoy social media campaign in collaboration with Mojo Dementia Support:

From the Mojo Dementia Support website: At this time, especially during lockdown, older members of the family are often most isolated. This is made even harder if you’re supporting a loved one with dementia.

The Moments of Joy movement is all about sending an expression of love to family and friends who you can’t be with during lockdown, especially those forced to shield through age or illness.

We hope that you will join in and express your #momentsofjoy on your social media accounts.

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Big Issue Ambassador

Daniel Mays announced today that he is an ambassador for The Big Issue.

On becoming an Ambassador, Danny said: “I’m incredibly humbled to be asked to become an Ambassador for The Big Issue and help raise awareness for the incredible work the organisation does for homeless and vulnerable people in the UK. I’ve long been a huge admirer of the whole concept of supporting and championing people to run their own small business, but also the work the whole team at The Big Issue do behind the scenes, helping people with the fundamental issues that have brought them there in the first place.”

Danny also had an interview with BBC London News this evening (available for 24 hours from broadcast) where he discussed this vitally important

The wonderful Big Issue Brand Ambassadors are helping the Big Issues to get the word out about the vital work we do and the stories of Big Issue vendors.

This has never been more important as The Big Issue endures the toughest time in their 29-year history. The Covid-19 lockdown in England means 1,000 vendors are currently off the streets and unable to sell the magazine while vendors in Wales and Scotland have seen their sales go down, as previously busy high streets have all but emptied out.

The Big Issue Ambassadors are therefore calling on the public to urgently support their cause and their vendors at a time of crisis by subscribing, buying a gift subscription from your local vendor or donating to their urgent Christmas Appeal.

Thank you so much for your continued support of these important issues that are close to Danny’s heart.

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Jonathan Ross Show – 24th October

Daniel Mays is scheduled to be a guest on the Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday 24 October. Tune in 10PM-11:05PM on ITV.

The episode will be available afterward on ITV Hub and also repeated on Monday 26 October at 10PM on Virgin Media Two.

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Des Episodes – ITV

The superb Des premiered on ITV Monday 14 September to rave reviews.

Catch up with the episodes as they air on ITV or later on via ITV Hub (all episodes available via ITV hub as of Wednesday 16 September):

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

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Des – Premieres Tonight on ITV – 9PM

Des premieres this evening at 9PM on ITV. This gripping television event starring Daniel Mays, David Tennant, and Jason Watkins airs over 3 evenings this week – Monday to Wednesday. It is NOT to be missed.

Series overview

Des is a true-crime drama focusing on one of the most infamous criminal cases in UK history, Dennis Nilsen. Known as the ‘kindly killer’, Nilsen (David Tennant) was a local civil servant who spent five years murdering boys and young men he met on the streets of Soho from 1978 to 1983. He would meet and befriend these men before offering them food or lodgings for the evening back at his North London flat. His victims were often homeless or living off grid, having slipped through the cracks of 1980s society and were therefore welcoming of this stranger’s apparent generosity. When he was finally caught on 9 February 1983, Nilsen had murdered a total of fifteen men over a period of five years, making him Britain’s most prolific serial killer of the time. 

The story is told through the prism of three isolated men – a detective, a biographer, and Nilsen himself. While Detective Peter Jay (Daniel Mays) and the police investigation’s attempt to get justice for as many victims as possible provides the narrative and emotional spine, the relationship between Nilsen and his biographer Brian Masters (Jason Watkins) allows us to delve into the mind of one of the most emotionally elusive serial killers the world has ever seen. Can we ever really understand the mind of a psychopathic killer? And, if we try, what price do we pay?
 
Des is written by Luke Neal and developed by Luke Neal and Lewis Arnold based on material from the book Killing for Company by Brian Masters. The series is Directed by Lewis Arnold, Produced by David Meanti and Executive Produced by Willow Grylls, Kim Varvell, Charlie Pattinson and Elaine Pyke for New Pictures, Polly Hill for ITV and Lewis Arnold, Luke Neal and David Tennant.

Episodes will be available on ITV Hub after they air.

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Des – Reviews

Des airs Monday 14 September to Wednesday 16 September at 9PM on ITV.

Reviews:

The Times: ★★★★★ Daniel Mays’s performance as DCI Peter Jay was strong and heavy in its haunted weariness

The Telegraph: ★★★★★

Guardian: ★★★★

Independent

FT.com – ★★★★★

Metro: ★★★★★

The Killing Times: ★★★★★

Radio Times

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