Daniel Mays

Two For Joy – UK Television Premiere

Two for Joy premieres on Sky Cinema Channel at 10:10AM and 10PM.

Vi has been forced to grow up fast; mother-daughter roles are reversed, Vi is Aisha’s carer as well as trying to control her rascal younger brother Troy, who with no father figure and a struggling mother, is a law unto himself – something must give, the situation must change.

TWO FOR JOY has been conceived and developed over the last six years through a series of short films and photo projects by Tom Beard. It’ll be a bold, unique and distinct departure from your classical social-realist film, while un-voyeuristically exploring and bringing into the public eye the consequence of some serious, British, topical themes that are often short-changed by the government, and under-represented on our screens.

Daniel Mays stars as Lias.

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Fisherman’s Friends – Now Available on DVD and Digital!

Fisherman’s Friends – the feel-good film of the year- is now available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital platforms!

A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

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Essex Life Magazine – June 2019

The June 2019 issue of Essex Life has a fantastic interview with Daniel Mays.

Versatile actor Danny discusses his time growing up in Essex to his current busy filming schedule. “After 20 years I’m lucky I can gauge a good script and see if it takes me in a different direction, but I’ll always be involved in gritty dramas. It’s part and parcel of who I am.”

Danny mentions the importance of inclusivity of the acting industry: ‘I want there to be a balance of all stories being told. You can have stories about kings and queens and politics, but you also need stories about people living on council estates. That’s not just about actors, but producers, directors, writers. Mike’s (Leigh) not going to be around forever.’

Look for Danny in the upcoming Temple for Sky One later this year as well as films The Rhythm Section, and 1917 early in 2020.

 

Daniel Mays is currently filming White Lines for Netflix.

Thanks to Essex Life Magazine for this feature interview with Danny!

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Good Omens – Now Streaming Worldwide

Armageddon is here (a few hours early)! Amazon Prime has released all episode of Good Omens across their wordlwide streaming sites.

Described as equal parts humor and horror, fantasy and drama, Good Omens takes place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Finall Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan — except that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon, are not looking forward to the coming war, and someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

Daniel Mays stars as Arthur Young the unwitting father of the antichrist and David Tennant (Crawley) and Michael Sheen (Aziraphale) play the demon and angel trying to stall the end of the world as they know it.

Commenting on his casting back in August 2017, Daniel Mays said that he was: “Beyond overjoyed to be jumping on board Good Omens. It’s not everyday you get to play the father of the antichrist! Neil Gaiman’s scripts are out of this world and the cast they’ve assembled are second to none. Can’t wait to get cracking!

The End is Nigh…on 31st May 2019! Good Omens will launch globally on Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories in 2019 including in the UK, where it will also air on BBC Two at a later date after it’s online streaming debut.

Amazon Prime Video UK

Amazon Prime Video USA

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First Look – Temple

Sky released their first look trailer for the brilliant Temple starring Daniel Mays and Mark Strong. Tentatively announced for a 13 September premiere on Sky.

Mark Strong (Kingsman), Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones) and Daniel Mays (Line of Duty) will star in the Sky-commissioned thriller series Temple. The high-concept eight-parter, produced by Hera Pictures head Liza Marshall (Riviera), is playwright Mark O’Rowe’s adaptation of the acclaimed Norwegian drama series Valkyrien about the workings of an illegal and subterranean

Strong will star as Daniel, a surgeon who is driven by personal tragedy to treat anyone in his underground London clinic who is willing to pay for medical help outside the system. Aided by Lee (Mays), a disgruntled transport employee, and Anna (van Houten), a guilt-ridden medical researcher, they treat a variety of increasingly desperate and highly dangerous patients, as Daniel’s morality is tested to the limit.

Executive producers are Marshall, Strong and O’Rowe for Hera Pictures and Gabriel Silver and Anne Mensah for Sky. Luke Snellin (Wanderlust) is the lead director, with Shariff Korver (Fenix) and Lisa Siwe (Modus) following; Barney Reisz (Black Mirror) produces. Sky Vision will distribute internationally and co-fund the series, which is being lined up for Sky One in Autumn 2019.

Former Scott Free, Channel4 and Archery Pictures exec Marshall added: “After the success of Riviera, I am thrilled to be working with Sky again on my first production for Hera. I think the audience will love the world of Temple and it’s darkly funny take on life.”

We are hearing great buzz about Temple and cannot wait to see it on Sky One – most likely September time frame!

Check back for updates…

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Fisherman’s Friends – In Cinemas Now!

Fisherman’s Friends is released in UK cinemas today! Daniel Mays stars in this heartwarming, feel good film based on the true story of the Fisherman’s Friends singers.

A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

Book tickets at your favourite local cinema!

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Porters Premieres Tonight!

We cannot wait for 10PM this evening to see Daniel Mays in Porters series 2 on the Dave Channel!

Danny joins the cast as Anthony De La Mer:
A new Porter, Anthony, is in town as, unknown to Frankie and Simon, Tillman has headed off temporarily to a religious retreat. Anthony and Frankie have form and find themselves instantly in conflict when he tries to take a cut of her black-market perfume empire. Will he last the week…?

Episode Guide from UK Comedy

If you miss the episode at 10PM you can catch up online at UKTV or with the repeats over the next week:

  • Friday 15th March 2019 at 1:00am
  • Monday 18th March 2019 at 11:20pm
  • Wednesday 20th March 2019 at 11:00pm

Tune in Thursday evenings at 10PM!

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Porters Series 2

Porters series 2 premieres Thursday 14 March at 10PM on Dave. Tune in every Thursday to see the escapades at St. Etheldreda’s hospital – an upstairs/downstairs medical comedy. With wheels.

Daniel Mays joins this hilarious comedy series as Anthony De La Mer – is Anthony all that he says that is? Danny told The British Comedy Guide: Anthony is the new porter on the block. I would probably describe him as a jack-of-all-trades and he’d probably describe himself as that. He’s a very funny character hopefully, but he’s kind of a complete and utter bullshitter. He professes to everyone that he comes from a military background and he’s served lots of tours of duty in Basra and places like that. He’s very keen on psychology and will try to get in to peoples’ minds. He’s very popular around the hospital and doing deals and everything so he has this kind of sanctimonious egocentric air to him, which obviously lends itself to him hopefully being very funny. I personally think he just lives at home with his mum and it’s all just bullshit. But that’s a great thing and I think what we’ve tried to play with throughout the series is ‘do you believe him or do you not?’

UK Comedy Guide

Radio Times – “Daniel Mays especially, a top-class performer who is well inside his comfort zone here.”

Times Television- Daniel Mays is an excellent addition to the cast.”

Trailer:

Tune in Thursdays at 10PM beginning 14 March to watch this hilariously enjoyable comedy series.

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Fisherman’s Friends – Press Updates

Fisherman’s Friends is released on Friday 15 March! The film’s premiere is Thursday 14 March in Cornwall.

Television

7 March: Daniel Mays interview on Good Morning Britain (Towards the end of the program)

8 March: Soccer AM – 10AM Sky One

Radio/Podcast:

8 March: BBC Radio Cornwall – available online now. Danny’s interview begins around the 2 hour 10 minute mark.

Hawksbee and Jacobs – TalkSport Radio- there is usually a podcast/episode roundup available if you missed it.

Kermode on Film Podcast: check your favourite podcast site on Tuesday 12 March to listen to Danny discuss Fisherman’s Friends (and more!) with Mark Kermode. Danny’s interview begins around the 31 minute mark.

13 March – BBC Radio Kent– Danny’s interview begins approximately 10 minutes into the broadcast.

Chris Evans: Friday 15 March – Virgin Radio listen in from 6:30-10AM. There is usually a weekly podcast roundup of the guest interviews.

17 March – Michael Ball Show BBC Radio 2- tune in from 11AM.

Newspaper/Magazine/Web:

Guardian– feature article coming soon!

Yahoo Movies

THN: interview released during the week of 11 March.

10 March – The Sun – Fabulous Magazine

Radio Times – 16-22 March edition

Time Out

Featurette of the film:

Check back for updates!

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Good Omens – New Trailer

Get ready for the apocolypse! Amazon Studios has released the newest trailer for Good Omens today and it is brilliant!

Daniel Mays stars as Arthur Young the unwitting father of the Antichrist.

The apocolypse happens worldwide on Amazon Prime Video on 31 May – and honestly, we cannot wait for it!

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