Daniel Mays

Born to Kill Episodes

Catch up with Born to Kill Channel 4’s exciting new psychological thriller!

20 April 2017: Episode 1

Episode 1 reviews (SPOILERS!):
The Sun

The music is a big part of the series so take a listen to the excellent episode playlists every week:
Episode 1 playlist

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Born to Kill Premieres Tonight!

Born to Kill premieres tonight at 9PM on Channel 4!

Born to Kill is a must-see 4-part psychological thriller starring Daniel Mays, Romola Garai and newcomers Jack Rowan, and Lara Peake:

Born To Kill is a haunting four-part drama exploring the mind of Sam, a teenager on the verge of acting out suppressed psychopathic desires. As this chilling coming of age drama unfolds, decades of deceit are revealed and Sam’s family’s long buried past returns with a vengeance.

Starring Romola Garai (The Hour, Suffragette) and Daniel Mays (Made in Dagenham, Line of Duty, Rogue One: A Star Wars story,) as the single parents of two out-of-control teens, Born to Kill is the first commission for female writing duo Tracey Malone (Rillington Place) and first time TV writer and BIFA-nominated actress Kate Ashfield.

Sam, played by newcomer Jack Rowan, lives with his protective mum Jenny (Romola Garai), a geriatric nurse, and thinks his dad died in a car crash…

While working at the local hospital, Jenny meets the charming Bill (Daniel Mays). New to town with his moody teenage daughter Chrissy, played by rising star Lara Peake, Bill’s trying to reconnect with his elderly mother Margaret (Elizabeth Counsell, Song For Marion). Just as Jenny and Bill start to hit it off, their kids meet at school and also form an instant attraction. Sam feels like he’s finally met someone that he can relate to, but does she really share his desire… to kill?

At the same time, Jenny learns that her ex, Sam’s dad, a violent man named Peter (Richard Coyle, The Fall), is nearing his parole date. Jenny must now face telling her son that not only is his father alive, he’s also a convicted murderer.

As this menacing drama unfolds, Jenny, Sam and Peter’s long buried past comes back to haunt the fractured family. Will Jenny discover, despite her best efforts, that Sam and his dad are more alike than she could have ever imagined?

Born To Kill was directed by Bruce Goodison (Murdered By My Father, Doctor Foster).

It is executive produced by Jake Lushington (The Devil’s Whore) for World Productions and commissioned for Channel 4 by Head of Drama Beth Willis and Head of International Drama Simon Maxwell.

Born to Kill will air Thursdays beginning 20 April at 9PM on Channel 4.

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Guerrilla on Sky Atlantic

All episodes of Guerrilla are now available on sky.com via the SkyGo app!

Daniel Mays portrays Inspector Liam Cullen in this exciting new series.

From Academy Award® winner John Ridley (12 Years A Slave, American Crime), comes the six-part limited series GUERRILLA, a love story set against the backdrop of one of the most politically explosive times in U.K. history. It tells the story of a couple whose relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London. Their ultimate target becomes the Black Power Desk, a true-life, secretive counter-intelligence unit within the Special Branch dedicated to crushing all forms of black activism. While the series is set against a background of social and political activism, at its heart GUERRILLA is about a relationship under pressure, and the reality that for any couple there comes a point when the choices they make have real and lasting consequences.

GUERRILLA stars Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Babou Ceesay (Getting On). Additional cast includes Laurence Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (PENNY DREADFUL, Spectre), Nathaniel Martello-White (Deadmeat), Daniel Mays (Line of Duty), Denise Gough (People, Places & Things), Brandon Scott (Grey’s Anatomy), Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat) and Nicholas Pinnock (Fortitude), along with Golden Globe® winner Idris Elba (Luther, Beasts of No Nation), who also serves as an executive producer through his Green Door Pictures. Along with Ridley and Elba, the executive producers are Michael J. McDonald for Stearns Castle, Patrick Spence and Katie Swinden for Fifty Fathoms and Tracy Underwood for ABC Signature.

GUERRILLA is a co-production between Fifty Fathoms and ABC Signature, in association with SKY UK.

Go forth and binge watch!

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2017 BAFTA Television Nomination – Supporting Actor

Congratulations to Daniel Mays for his well deserved BAFTA Television nomination for Supporting Actor for Line of Duty series 3!

Daniel Mays portrayed Danny Waldron in the explosive series 3 of the award winning & critically acclaimed Line of Duty.

Congratulations and best of luck to Danny!  We are so proud of and excited for you!

The Virgin TV  BAFTA Television Awards take place Sunday, 14 May 2017 at the Royal Festival Hall in London and will air as-live that evening on BBC One.

Daniel Mays is represented by Curtis Brown Group

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Guerrilla – Inspector Cullen

Daniel Mays is Inspector Cullen in the Showtime and Sky Atlantic series Guerrilla.

Chief Inspector Pence’s right hand man is Cullen a great cop and loyal to a point. But he is more of a humanist than his boss, and he clashes with Pence over the best way to reign in the in the movement without further fanning its flames.

Guerrilla premieres on Sky Atlantic at 9PM on Thursday 13 April and on Showtime at 9PM Sunday 16 April.

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Voices of Guerrilla

“Voices of Guerrilla” a special 14 minute episode with cast and creatives interviews is available online via SkyGo. Click the above link, then click ‘Watch” to be taken to the SkyGo app.

Daniel Mays features and gives insight to his character Cullen, a member of the police Special Branch Black Desk.

Watch this special feature now ahead of the Guerrilla premiere on Thursday 13 April on Sky Atlantic.

All episode of Guerrilla will be available online 13 April as a box set for Sky subscribers.

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Guerrilla – UK Premiere

The Guerrilla UK premiere was held tonight at The Curzon Bloomsbury in London.

Daniel Mays was in attendence:

Check out the Showtime Guerrilla Facebook page for more photos too.

Guerrilla premieres Thursday 13 April on Sky Atlantic at 9PM and then in the USA on Showtime on Sunday 16 April at 9PM.

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Press Updates – Guerrilla & Born to Kill

We will be keeping track of Daniel Mays’s press appearances and articles for Guerrilla (Sky Atlantic and Showtime) and Born to Kill (Channel 4) right here:


Friday 7 April: The One Show – 7PM BBC One (episode will be available via BBC iPlayer shortly after broadcast)


Courtesy of BBC The One Show

Saturday 8 April: Soccer AM – 9:45 AM Sky Sports 1 & Sky1 (if you miss it, tune in an hour later at 10:45AM on Sky1 +1). Watch Danny’s ‘It’s a Pen Ting’!

Thursday 13 April: Good Morning Britain ITV

Wednesday 18 April: Lorraine ITV

Sunday 30 April: Sunday Brunch Channel 4 9AM


Thursday 13 April:

Edith Bowman at Breakfast  Airs 6-10AM on Virgin Radio. (program will be available online shortly after broadcast)

BBC 5 Live Afternoon Edition Airs 1-4PM on BBC Radio 5 (program will be available online shortly after broadcast). If you listen to anything, this is THE interview.  A very rich and in-depth conversation with Danny. BBC Radio 5 Extras has just Danny’s interview now online.

Saturday 15 April: Loose Ends – 18:15PM BBC Radio 4

Monday 17 April: BBC Front Row  will have a review of Born to Kill.

Wednesday 18 April: BBC Radio Scotland 14:00PM (program will be available online shortly after broadcast).

Thursday 20 April: BBC Radio Wales at 13:15PM

Wednesday 26 April: Steve Wright in the Afternoon BBC Radio 2 at 2PM

Online articles:

8 April: Sun TV magazine
              Whats On TV

9 April: Mail on Sunday – Event Magazine

10 April: Daily Express

12 April: Belfast Telegraph

16 April: Daily Mail – Born to Kill

Sunday Mirror Notebook Magazine

The Sun Fabulous Magazine

18 April: Heat Magazine’s The Unmissables podcast

19 April: The Sun

20 April: The Version

BBC Newsbeat


21 April: Daily Express 

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